Save the Children’s vision is a world where every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. The organization’s 2022-2024 global strategy is about transforming the impact for and with children, protecting the rights of children most impacted by inequality and discrimination at the center of their work. 

This requires them to gather and analyze data using inclusive approaches and principles and use this data in strategic decision-making processes. Through their policy and engagement work, Save the Children advocates for countries and regional and global organizations to better disaggregate and report inclusive data when recording progress towards the SDGs.

The Inclusive Data Charter’s principles represent a clear framework to guide our ambitions when it comes to data on children impacted by inequality and discrimination. Joining the IDC provides Save the Children with a unique opportunity to learn from and with others how to advance inclusive data collection and enables us to advocate together for stronger political commitments and investments in disaggregated data.

Michael O’Donnell, Director of Evidence and Learning, Save the Children International

Priorities as an Inclusive Data Champion

Save the Children’s high-level priorities on inclusive data focus on two broad areas of work:

1) Ensuring that their programme data aligns with inclusive data principles, and improves the collection of disaggregated data for monitoring and evaluation, learning, and strategic decision-making;

2) Strengthening their policy and advocacy work to influence policymakers to increase investments in and use of disaggregated data for decision-making and accountability processes, including reporting to the SDGs and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.