Data and data ecosystems enable decision makers to improve lives and livelihoods by better understanding the world around them and acting in more effective and targeted ways. In a time of growing crises and shrinking budgets, it is imperative that every dollar is spent in the most efficient and equitable way. Data ecosystems provide decision makers with the information needed to assess and predict challenges, identify and customize solutions, and monitor and evaluate real-time progress. Together, this enables decisions that are more collaborative, effective, efficient, equitable, timely, and transparent. And this is only getting easier—ongoing advances in our ability to harness and apply data are creating opportunities to better target resources and create even more transformative impact.
This investment case, led by Dalberg, is part of the Data With Purpose campaign with the United Nations and World Bank to drive investment toward data to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The investment case outlines the economic, social, environmental, and institutional benefits of investing in more and better data, as well as calls to action for stakeholders across sectors.
At the 77th United Nations General Assembly in 2022, CEO Claire Melamed and Dalberg Senior Partner Audrey Hanard presented key findings and takeaways from the investment case.