Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society.

Sightsavers works in more than 30 countries worldwide, focusing on Africa and Asia. We partner with local, regional, national, and international organizations, governments, and non-governmental organizations. With their help, we distribute treatments to prevent disease, carry out operations and eye examinations, and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.

Priorities as an Inclusive Data Charter Champion

Sightsavers joined the Inclusive Data Charter in 2018 as one of the 10 co-founding partners. Our updated action plan for 2024 – 2027 reaffirms our commitments to enhancing inclusive data and collaboration in the development sector.

  • We will continue to improve internal knowledge and practice to contribute to strengthening evidence and our learning on the collection, analysis and use of inclusive data. 
  • We will work with local, national and global partners to increase the capacity to collect, analyze and use inclusive data within projects and programs to improve service delivery.
  • We will diversify resource mobilization, engage new supporters and strengthen Sightsavers’ reporting and accountability mechanisms to meet our commitments on inclusive data.
  • We will continue to advocate for governments and development actors to strengthen their policies, systems and processes to effectively collect, analyze and use inclusive data.

Inclusive data at Sightsavers

Sightsavers' IDC Action Plan.

Sightsavers' vision and approach to inclusive data.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Sightsavers is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ‘leaving no one behind’. To support this, we commit to increasing our, and our partners’, capacity to collect, analyze, and use data disaggregated by disability, gender, wealth, and age.

This will directly improve the accessibility of development programmes we support and through collaboration, will be critical in ensuring the inclusion of marginalized population groups within the SDGs. Greater partnership between governments, donor agencies, the private sector, and civil society is required to provide and act on better data on disability.

We will share our learning transparently, to enable this to happen.