The Data4SDGs Toolbox is a set of tools, methods, and resources to help countries create and implement holistic data roadmaps for sustainable development.

The Data4SDGs Toolbox is a collection of tools, methods, and resources developed by organizations with diverse expertise from around the world, adapted and compiled by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. The Toolbox addresses institutional, policy, technical, resource, and capacity issues to help countries address challenges and seize new opportunities in the collection and use of real-time, dynamic, disaggregated data to achieve and monitor development progress. 

Resources were added to the Toolbox through an iterative, multi-stakeholder approach informed by consultations and workshops at national and regional levels around the world. The aims of the Toolbox were to: 

  • Coordinate multi-stakeholder and institutional arrangements to ensure country ownership on roadmap implementation.
  • Align SDG data roadmaps with national priorities and building on existing plans.
  • Prioritize efforts to increase and improve the utilization of data for decision-making, citizen empowerment, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
  • Define the essential minimum package of SDG data.
  • Establish SDG monitoring baselines.
  • Identify key data gaps and action plans for filling data gaps.
  • Identify opportunities and risks for the use of new sources of data.
  • Develop interim milestones on SDG targets.
  • Support capacity building and innovation for the generation, sharing, and utilization of data at national and sub-national levels.