This Data4SDGs Toolbox module explores how citizen-generated data — data individuals or their organizations produce to directly monitor, demand or drive change on issues that affect them — can be leveraged to support the effective tracking of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

To do this, it draws upon existing research and a number of case studies to: explain what citizen-generated data is and why it is important; examine how citizen-generated data is already having an impact in practice on SDG-related issues; and outline practical ways to leverage citizen-generated data for SDG monitoring and accountability.