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Using more granular disaggregated data to shine a light on groups that are frequently excluded and to understand how they experience marginalization is essential to achieve the 2030 Agenda's aspiration to Leave No One Behind. This data collaborative works to strengthen data on those that are furthest behind in society by filling gaps, developing, testing, and scaling new methods, and consolidating learning.


The Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative is an umbrella group that leverages the diversity of the Global Partnership and adds value through joint initiatives and high-level advocacy where there are gaps or opportunities to join-up efforts. The collaborative meets virtually every 2-3 months and provides a forum for exchange, sharing information, and to stay informed of the progress of activities carried out by task teams and partner initiatives.

Within this collaborative there are two active task teams:

1. Inclusive Data Charter Task Team

This task team aims to mobilize and sustain political commitments and meaningful actions to make data more inclusive and deepen data disaggregation. Its currently developing a multi-stakeholder Inclusive Data Charter with a core group of governments, international organizations, and civil society organizations that will sign on as the first champions. The Inclusive Data Charter will launch publicly in July 2018 at the High-Level Political Forum and then broaden support and deepen action over time as more partners sign on.

2. Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

Citizen-generated data is data that people or their organizations produce to directly monitor, demand, or drive change on issues that affect them. This can be produced through crowdsourcing mechanisms or citizen reporting initiatives, often organized and managed by civil society groups. The goals of the task team are to:

  • Increase confidence in citizen-generated data for sustainable development
  • Help those who are not familiar with citizen-generated data with basic materials to understand and apply it
  • Enhance ability of governments to use citizen-generated data

The task team is working towards the following outputs:

  • Share experiences across stakeholders and sectors
  • Create guidelines for citizen-generated data methodology, and recommendations for ensuring quality
  • Identify promising examples of approaches and methodologies to categorize and share

Contributing Partners

Southern Voice Logo
Southern Voice is a network of 59 think tanks from the Global South that come together to inform the global dialogue on the SDGs.
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.
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.
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.
UK Aid from the British people
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for all of us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest.
Statistical Service Ghana Logo
Ghana Statistical Service's mission is to lead the efficient production and management of quality official statistics in support of national development.
DANE Logo - Informacion para Todos
The National Administrative Department of Statistics is responsible for the planning, compilation, analysis, and dissemination of the official statistics of Colombia.
AidData is a research and innovation lab based at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia that connects resources to results for sustainable development. We combine novel data, rigorous methods, and compelling analysis to assess who is funding what, where, and to what effect.
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.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Logo
Non-governmental organization
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is an international team dedicated to humanitarian action and community-led development through participatory mapping, citizen-generated data, and technology.
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.
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.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
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.
SDPI - Sustainable Development Policy Institute
Non-governmental organization
The Sustainable Development Policy Institute is an independent non-profit organization to serve as a source of expertise for policy analysis and development, policy intervention, and policy and program advisory services for Pakistan.
Global Pulse
Multilateral organization
Global Pulse is the United Nations Secretary-General's flagship innovation initiative on big data.
World Resources Institute
WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.
Non-governmental organization
The Youth Association for Development (YAD) is a youth-led, peace-building civil society initiative based in Balochistan.
Non-governmental organization
TECHO is a youth-led non-profit organization present in Latin America & the Caribbean. Through the joint work of families living in extreme poverty and youth volunteers, TECHO seeks to overcome poverty in slums.
Open Institute logo
Non-governmental organization
The Open Institute works with governments, civil society, private sector companies, media organizations and others to realize citizen-driven open societies in Africa, managed by informed, fact-driven citizens.
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.

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