The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, a network of more than 260 partners committed to using data to improve lives and support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a global town hall event, where it has launched a report: A Global Movement for Better Data & Better Lives (Five years of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, 2015–2020).
United Nations Deputy-Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed is the Honorary Chair of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data’s Board of Directors. In the report, she describes the world’s growing awareness of the significance of good data: “Since its inception, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data has tackled many pressing issues, but the COVID-19 pandemic is our greatest challenge yet. The availability of data has never before been so clearly linked to the fate of the world and its people. Strong data systems, or the lack thereof, will make or break economies, guiding billions of decisions, big and small at this crossroads in our history.”
The report sets out how partners from the private sector, civil society, academia, and government are coming together to respond to common challenges that can be addressed by leveraging data and technology in a thoughtful and inclusive way. A suite of data visualizations and maps illustrate the many collaborations taking place, with over 70 partnerships brokered in 27 countries.
>> EN: Executive Summary (PDF, 100KB)
>> EN: A Global Movement for Better Data & Better Lives (PDF, 3MB)
>> ES: Resumen ejecutivo (PDF, 100KB)
>> ES: Un Movimiento Mundial a Favor de Mejores Datos Para Mejores Vidas (PDF, 3MB)
>> FR: Résumé (PDF, 100KB)