The gap between the wealthy and the poor increases each year, and it is a sad fact that the poorest are often those that are left behind. By using citizen data collation tools, by mapping communities, and by working with existing household surveys to include those that are often excluded from these efforts, we can ensure that the poorest are counted and that policies are put in place to make societies more equal.

"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own."

Cesar Chavez

A study by the United Nations Institute for Development Economics Research found that the richest 1 percent of world adults, individuals worth at least $514,512, owned 39.9 percent of the world’s household wealth, a total greater than the wealth of the world’s poorest 95 percent, those adults worth under $150,145. Economic growth is not everything—we have to make sure that it is equal growth too.

  

Initiatives

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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.
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Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
The Citizen-Generated Data Task team works to produce recommendations on what types of CGD initiatives are best suited to different purposes; to produce guidance on how to navigate and engage with different types of CGD initiatives; and to provide a forum to share experiences, challenges, and learning related to CGD.
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Collaborative Data Innovation Fund

GPSDD Initiated
The Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Fund supports projects that work towards achieving the SDGs in low-income and lower middle-income countries.
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Data4SDGs Toolbox

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
The Data4SDGs Toolbox is a set of tools, methods, and resources to help countries create and implement holistic data roadmaps for sustainable development.
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Data Roadmaps

GPSDD Initiated
Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.
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Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
Strengthening disaggregated data to help ensure that groups traditionally marginalized from development progress, are included.