Initiatives

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The Data Values Project

Looking for Partners
A new global policy consultation and advocacy campaign aiming to unlock the value of data for all.
Man walking in front of a wall with COVID-19 graffiti
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COVID-19 Response

GPSDD Initiated
farmer man in cocoa plantation, tending and harvesting, Ecuadorian cocoa
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Agriculture Data to Tackle Food Insecurity

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
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Safe People + Data Initiative

Looking for Partners
An initiative providing methodologies and resources for safer data collection, in response to new challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing need for safety-focused innovation.
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Unlocking Privately-Held Data for Public Good

This initiative will create space for collaborative learning across leaders in the public-private data sharing space.
Data For Now - Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at Ford Foundation. (Diane Bondareff for Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data)
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Data For Now

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
Data For Now aims to increase the use of robust methods and tools that improve the timeliness, coverage, and quality of SDG data.
Doctor recording a newborns foot prints on the birth certificate.
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Administrative Data Collaborative

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
A multi-stakeholder collaborative aiming to strengthen the capacity of countries to use administrative data sources for statistical purposes.
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SDG National Reporting Initiative

The SDG National Reporting Initiative was a two-year initiative to facilitate greater information-sharing on SDG reporting between international, regional, and local communities.
Tea picker working in near the town of Chimate in the Yungas region of Bolivia.
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50X2030: Data-Smart Agriculture

Looking for Partners
  

News

9:00 am September 25 - 10:30 am September 25, 2020
  

Resources

Data Ethics Canvas Cover Page
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Data Ethics Canvas

Cart puller in mask, Kenya. Elphas Nhuhi/GPSDD
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Report: A Global Movement for Better Data & Better Lives

Global Partnerships Partner Engagement Report
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Partner Engagement Report 2020

Public Data
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Unlocking Privately Held Data for Public Good

Data4SDGs Toolbox | Research, Methods and Good Practices

The 2030 Agenda's Data Challenge

Interoperability | Leave No One Behind | Research, Methods and Good Practices

Leaving No One off the Map

US Covid19 Vulnerability Map
Research, Methods and Good Practices

COVID-19 Data Resources

Training and Capacity Building

Capacity Development 4.0

Platforms and Applications

Open SDG

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Partners Survey Results 2019

50x2030 Data-Smart Agriculture
Research, Methods and Good Practices

50 X 2030: Data-Smart Agriculture

Research, Methods and Good Practices

RELX Group SDG Resource Centre

Principles and Standards | Research, Methods and Good Practices

Advancing sustainability together? Citizen-generated data and the Sustainable Development Goals

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Partners Survey Results 2018

Leave No One Behind | Principles and Standards

Inclusive Data Charter FAQs

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Global Funds: Research and Evaluations

Research, Methods and Good Practices

The Data Value Chain

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Value of Data Inventory

Principles and Standards | Research, Methods and Good Practices

Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data

Leave No One Behind | Research, Methods and Good Practices

Development Co-operation Report 2017

Research, Methods and Good Practices

What Do We Know About the Value of Data?

Research, Methods and Good Practices

State of Development Data Funding

Data4SDGs Toolbox

Gender Data Module

HOTOSM Analytics
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Open Mapping for the SDGs

Data4SDGs Toolbox

Tool 3: Questionnaire

Data4SDGs Toolbox

CRVS Digitisation Guidebook

Principles and Standards | Training and Capacity Building

International Statistical Literacy Project

Research, Methods and Good Practices

A Global Data Ecosystem for Agriculture and Food

Platforms and Applications

ODIN: Open Data Inventory

Research, Methods and Good Practices

From Now to 2030: What is Needed to Measure SDG 16

Platforms and Applications

Resource Watch

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Success Stories in Agricultural Open Data

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why?

Platforms and Applications

eAtlas for Education 2030

Training and Capacity Building

Easy to Guide to Mobile Data Collection

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Use of IATI in Country Systems

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Big Data for Development: A Primer

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Mobile Data for Development: A Primer

Platforms and Applications

The SDG Hub: SDG Open Data Site

Platforms and Applications

Tracking Financing for the SDGs Widget

  

Partners

Viz for Social Good Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Viz for Social Good helps mission-driven organizations to promote social good and understand their own data through beautiful and informative data visualization.
Christian Aid
Non-governmental Organization
Christian Aid aims to dismantle the root causes of extreme poverty and enable the voice and agency of the poor and marginalized.
IGH
Non-governmental Organization
The Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH) drives a global movement to end street homelessness. Their vision is a world where everyone has a home that offers security, safety, autonomy, and opportunity.
CSC
Non-governmental Organization
Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is an international children’s charity fighting for the rights of street children worldwide. They are a global alliance raising the voices of street children at international level.
Save the Children UK Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Save the Children is a global child rights organisation that helps every child reach their full potential, by ensuring children are safe, healthy, and keep learning.
World Economic Forum Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.
Springer Nature Group Logo
Private sector
Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher.
Google logo
Private sector
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.
ANDE 10 Years Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
Gavi The Vaccine Alliance Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Gavi is an international organisation that was created to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries.
United Nations Environment Programme UNEP Logo
Multilateral Organization
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda.
Open Geospatial Consortium OGC Logo - Making Location Count
Non-governmental Organization
The Open Geospatial Consortium is an international consortium of more than 525 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities.
Plan International Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world.
Philips Logo
Private sector
Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment, and home care.
On Think Tanks Logo
Academic / Research Institution
On Think Tanks is a global platform dedicated to the study and support of policy research centres.
Microsoft Logo
Private sector
Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and organization to achieve more through the use of innovative information technology.
Ocean Protocol Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Ocean Protocol is kickstarting a data economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all.
International Monetary Fund Logo
Multilateral Organization
The International Monetary Fund is working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
ILO - International Labour Organization Logo
Multilateral Organization
The International Labour Organization aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
Global He@lth 2030 Innovation Task Force Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Independent, non-profit public-private partnership with the aim of unleashing the full potential of data-driven innovation and low-cost ICTs for multi-stakeholder action to accelerate achievement of SDG 3.
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Logo
Multilateral Organization
The Food and Agriculture Organization is the specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
data.world Logo
Other
data.world's mission is to democratize access to the world's data and to accelerate the open data movement.
Citizen Science Global Partnership Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Citizen Science Global Partnership is a network-of-networks that seeks to promote and advance citizen science for a sustainable world.
UN Women Logo
Multilateral Organization
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
KPMG Logo
KPMG's International Development Assistance Services (IDAS) Institute produces thought leadership on critical issues in the development sector and stimulates discussion on how we can improve the realities of people living in the developing world.
Open Knowledge International Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Open Knowledge International focuses on realising open data’s value to society by helping civil society groups access and use data to take action on social problems.
Global Healthsites Mapping Project Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Global Healthsites Mapping Project is building a data lifecycle with OpenStreetMap and presenting trusted users in the medical community and health cluster ecosystem with opportunities to validate health facility data.
 Radiant Earth Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Radiant Earth Foundation provides a geospatial and imagery technology platform that supports knowledge transfer to positively impact the developing world’s greatest social, economic, and environmental challenges.
Open Education Working Group Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Open Education Working Group from Open Knowledge International brings people together to promote open educational practices and open educational resources, as well as open policies, open science, and open data in education.
SurveyCTO - Powered by Dobility Logo
Private sector
Dobility is the company behind SurveyCTO, a platform for quality field data collection. We are a technology company dedicated to a social mission: to promote more and better research and its analysis in the world by providing affordable, reliable, and professionally-supported technology that anyone can use.
International Organization for Migration IOM-OIM Logo - The UN Migration Agency
Multilateral Organization
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Logo
Multilateral Organization
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
UNICEF Logo
Multilateral Organization
Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF and its partners are working hard to make the best, most practical use of data to drive results for children and young people.
RELX Group
Private sector
RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.
Arthur's Legal Logo -- Challenge the Status Quo
Private sector
Arthur’s Legal is a global tech and strategy by design law firm. We provide integrated strategic and legal services and systems mainly focused on People, Knowledge, Technology, Innovation, and Strategy.
Ipsos Logo
Private sector
Ipsos is one of the world's leading market and social research companies.
CIVICUS Logo
Non-governmental Organization
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance of members and partners which constitutes an influential network of organizations at the local, national, regional, and international levels, and spans the spectrum of civil society.
AidHedge Logo
Private sector
Our goal is to make innovative services that provide aid organizations and donors with the knowledge and understanding they need in order to have effective aid, where every dollar makes an impact.
WINGU - Tecnología Sin Fines de Lucro
Non-governmental Organization
We love developing projects in partnership with other civil society organizations, that combine technology, open data, and agile methodologies which foster social impact.
School of Data
Non-governmental Organization
School of Data is a network of data literacy practitioners, both organizations and individuals, implementing training and other data literacy activities in their respective countries and regions.
GeoPoll
Private sector
GeoPoll is the world’s largest mobile survey platform, with a network of 200 million users in Africa and Asia.
iTM - for a better world
Private sector
iTech Mission (iTM) is a social impact technology firm that combines strategic thinking and emerging technologies to provide innovative solutions that consistently break new ground for public good.
GODAN - Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
Non-governmental Organization
GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security.
GDN - Global Development Network Logo
Academic / Research Institution
The Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries, to promote better lives.
P - Paragon
Private sector
Paragon is a global network of market research agencies, their clients, NGOs, academics & government partners, working together to bring the Market Research Industry services into the measurement & implementation of SDGs.
ISI
Non-governmental Organization
The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is non-government organisation with a long and laudable history as a key international professional association for statisticians. The ISI represents and connects the whole statistical community across the world with its mission to promote the understanding, development, and good practice of statistics worldwide.
The World Bank - IBRD - IDA - World Bank Group
Multilateral Organization
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
Academic / Research Institution
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in online data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.
Open Data Watch
Non-governmental Organization
Open Data Watch is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that works at the junction of open data and official statistics, monitoring open data policies, measuring their success and impact, sharing knowledge, building partnerships, and offering strategic advice and practical assistance to national governments, international organizations, and other NGOs.
Esri
Private sector
Since 1969, Esri has helped organizations map and model our world. Our GIS technology allows users to effectively manage and analyze geographic information so they can make better decisions. As a socially conscious business, we are proud that our technology is used by many organizations who apply location-based insights to solve problems and make our world a better place to live.
Tableau
Private sector
Tableau helps people see and understand data. Tableau’s award-winning software delivers fast analytics and rapid-fire business intelligence. Create visualizations and dashboards in minutes, then share in seconds.
vizzuality.
Private sector
Vizzuality is a world-leading data design agency that creates bespoke and compelling visualizations to help people tell the stories that matter to them and their communities.
SAP
Private sector
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.
VOTO - More Voices, Better Choices
Private sector
VOTO is a Ghana-based tech startup and social enterprise. We make it easy for businesses, governments, and NGOs to share information and gather feedback through interactive SMS or voice calls in local languages – using mobile to instantly reach across distance, language, and literacy barriers.
Visualizing Data for a Better World
Private sector
Data Act Lab is a team of development and interaction experts dedicated to using visualization to make the world a better place. We have 25 years of experience from global development issues, data visualization, and user interface design.
CRGB - Connaitré pour mieux protéger la biodiversité tropicale
Non-governmental Organization
Data production for tropical biodiversity, dissemination, and use in low-income and lower middle income countries in West and Central Africa.
Dalberg Data Insights
Private sector
Dalberg Data Insights builds bridges between private data and important social problems.  We create tools to interpret data and uncover solutions in international development, humanitarian action, and social impact.
GRI - Empowering Sustainable Decisions
Non-governmental Organization
With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most widely used standards on sustainability reporting and disclosure, enabling businesses, governments, civil society and citizens to make better decisions based on information that matters.
World Council on City Data - WCCD
Non-governmental Organization
The World Council on City Data (WCCD) is the global leader in standardized city data - creating smart, sustainable, resilient, and prosperous cities.
Foundation Center - Knowledge to build on
Non-governmental Organization
Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.
Global Pulse
Multilateral Organization
Global Pulse is the United Nations Secretary-General's flagship innovation initiative on big data.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics Logo
Multilateral Organization
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics is the official and trusted source of internationally - comparable data on education, science, culture, and communication.
Development Gateway - Solutions that empower
Non-governmental Organization
Development Gateway works to ensure governments, organizations, and citizens can access, understand, and apply data to achieve sustainable development outcomes.
World Resources Institute
Academic / Research Institution
WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.
Open Data Charter Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Open Data Charter is a collaboration between governments and experts working to open up data. It was founded in 2015 around six principles for how governments should be publishing information.
USAID - From the American People
Government
U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets, and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.
ONE
Non-governmental Organization

ONE’s 7 million members are critical to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organising, mobilising, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

World Wide Web Foundation
Non-governmental Organization
The World Wide Web Foundation works to advance the open Web as a public good and a basic right.
Kwantu
Private sector
Kwantu is a social enterprise that aims to make development more effective.  We specialise in the development of management information systems for development programmes.
Mapbox
Private sector
Mapbox is a mapping platform for developers. Our building blocks make it easy to integrate location into any mobile or online application. We want to change the way people move around cities and understand our planet.
UNFPA
Multilateral Organization
Supporting countries in the collection, analysis and dissemination of census data for development is a critical part of UNFPA's mandate. UNFPA plays key roles in coordinating technical and financial assistance for censuses -- support can include resource mobilization, the provision of chief technical advisers, training in technical communication and advocacy, operating publicity campaigns, as well as developing census budgets, road maps, and instruments, such as questionnaires and manuals.
CSF - Community Systems Foundation
Non-governmental Organization
Community Systems Foundation is a not-for-profit providing data management services to United Nations and government agencies.
Data2X - Partnering for a Gender Data Revolution
Non-governmental Organization
Data2X is a collaborative technical and advocacy platform dedicated to improving the quality, availability and use of gender data in order to make a practical difference in the lives of girls and women worldwide.
IBM
Private sector
People, technology and innovation dedicated to making the world work better.
WORLD Policy Analysis Center
Academic / Research Institution
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center provides access to global research, data, and maps for sharing ideas and resources on social policies from around the world.
C-Change
Private sector
C-Change triggers business to make a difference and equip them to bring their purpose to life. We convene. We consult. And, most importantly, we are launching a technology platform that enables corporates globally to capture, share, and accelerate their impact through an innovative, easy to use, in-house portal.
 GEO - Group on Earth Observations
Non-governmental Organization
GEO harnesses the power of open data through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems for access to better information and decision making for a changing planet.