Without accurate population data, we cannot forecast the needs of future generations such as schools, roads, and hospitals. We need to generate citizen data to encourage innovation and business at the local level, connecting farmers with markets, consumers with producers. 

Infrastructure helps determine the success of manufacturing and agricultural activities. The World Bank says, "Investments in water, sanitation, energy, housing, and transportation also improve lives and help to reduce poverty."  It also goes on to say, "The world consumed 3,101.4 kwh of electricity per capita in 2012." 

Infrastructure helps transport goods, connect people, and expand world trade. It is an investment that is good for all.

"It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us."

Bill Clinton

  

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.