BETTER DATA. BETTER DECISIONS. BETTER LIVES.

A global network using data to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - improving lives, fighting inequality, and promoting environmental sustainability.

Who We Are

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is a global network bringing together governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations dedicated to using the data revolution to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

What We Do

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data drives action at the local, national, and global level to ensure the new opportunities of the data revolution are used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Our Community

Our 300 partners are joining forces to take action, galvanize political commitment, build trust, and spur innovation in the booming data ecosystems of the 21st century.

  

"What excites me most is data in the hands of campaigners and social activists..."

The inaugural Data for Development Festival brought together 400 representatives of governments, civil society, NGOs, and the private sector. Nearly 1,500 people joined the conversation online using #Data4DevFest, helping us reach more than 6 million people across six continents.

 

We spoke to some of the people using data in innovative ways to fight for better lives around the world. Watch this video for more takeaways from the festival and learn more about the event. 
 

  

Africa Regional Data Cube - making satellite data easily available for sustainable development

The Africa Regional Data Cube, formally launched at a high-level event in Nairobi, Kenya, is a new tool that harnesses Earth observation and satellite technology to help Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Tanzania address food security and issues relating to agriculture, deforestation, and water access.

 

The data cube was developed by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) in partnership with the Group on Earth Observations, Amazon Web Services, Office of the Deputy President – Kenya, Strathmore University, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. Learn more.

  
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Global Funds: Research and Evaluations

Research, Methods and Good Practices

The Data Value Chain

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Value of Data Inventory

  
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Global Funds: Research and Evaluations

Research, Methods and Good Practices

The Data Value Chain

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Value of Data Inventory

  
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Africa Regional Data Cube

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The Africa Regional Data Cube is a new tool that harnesses the latest Earth observation and satellite technology to help Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Tanzania address food security and other development issues.
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More and Better Financing for Data

GPSDD Initiated | Resources Available
This initiative will secure better cooperation and action on data financing by strengthening the evidence base on the value of investing in data, challenging donor behavior and prioritizing country-level needs, and advocating for more financing.
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Inclusive Data Charter

Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Inclusive Data Charter was developed to mobilize political commitments and meaningful actions to deepen data disaggregation.
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Collaborative Data Innovation Fund

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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

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
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 | Resources Available
Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.

About Data for the Sustainable Development Goals

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Achieving the SDGs requires the partnership of governments, the private sector, civil society, and citizens alike and requires unprecedented amounts of data to achieve and monitor them, to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations.

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