The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data supports country partners at the national and sub-national levels in Ghana to develop and implement whole-of-government, multi-stakeholder data roadmaps for sustainable development.

The government of Ghana announced at the High-Level Meeting on Data for Development in Africa in June 2017 that it will address the plight of unregistered children with a national ID card roll-out. The ID card will facilitate access to healthcare, education, and employment, among other things. Current estimates are that about 40 percent of births and 70 percent of deaths go unregistered. A birth certificate will be required to receive the national ID card, so Ghana expects to enroll millions of additional children and adults in coming months. Significant life events will be captured via the system and this new trove of data will be used to provide better public services to Ghanaians and will also be a rich source of data for statistical purposes. Ghana is also exploring use of anonymized telco data for mapping and planning for internal economic migration and access to social services.

There are a number of other data innovation activities currently supporting sustainable development in Ghana. See below for blogs, partner activities, initiatives, and resources related to sustainable development data in Ghana.

  

Initiatives

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Africa Regional Data Cube

Resources Available
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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Inclusive Data Charter

GPSDD Initiated | 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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Data Roadmaps

GPSDD Initiated | Resources Available
Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.
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Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative

Looking for Partners | Resources Available
Strengthening disaggregated data to help ensure that groups traditionally marginalized from development progress, are included.
  
  

Resources

Leave No One Behind | Principles and Standards

Inclusive Data Charter FAQs

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Results Data Initiative: Ghana Country Report

  

Partners

GDN - Global Development Network
Academic / Research Institution
The Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries, to promote better lives.
Sightsavers Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
Open Data for Development Network
Non-governmental Organization
Open Data for Development (OD4D) is a global network of leaders in the Open Data community, working together to develop open data solutions around the world.
Global Integrity - Data, Learning and Action for Open Governance
Non-governmental Organization
We support progress toward open and accountable governance in countries and communities around the world. We do so by generating data, supporting the work of country-level reformers, and by influencing global conversations on open governance.
Development Gateway - Solutions that empower
Non-governmental Organization
Development Gateway works to ensure governments, organizations, and citizens can access, understand, and apply data to achieve sustainable development outcomes.
VOTO - More Voices, Better Choices
Private sector
VOTO is a Ghana-based tech startup and social enterprise. We make it easy for businesses, governments, and NGOs to share information and gather feedback through interactive SMS or voice calls in local languages – using mobile to instantly reach across distance, language, and literacy barriers.
Ulula
Private sector
Stakeholder engagement technology for accountable supply chains and development interventions.
C-Change
Private sector
C-Change triggers business to make a difference and equip them to bring their purpose to life. We convene. We consult. And, most importantly, we are launching a technology platform that enables corporates globally to capture, share, and accelerate their impact through an innovative, easy to use, in-house portal.
iTM - for a better world
Private sector
iTech Mission (iTM) is a social impact technology firm that combines strategic thinking and emerging technologies to provide innovative solutions that consistently break new ground for public good.
Global Pulse
Multilateral Organization
Global Pulse is the United Nations Secretary-General's flagship innovation initiative on big data.
World Resources Institute
Academic / Research Institution
WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.
IPA - Innovations for Poverty Action
Academic / Research Institution
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
Millennium Challenge Corporation - United States of America
Government
The Millennium Challenge Corporation is an independent U.S. Government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. Created in 2004, MCC provides time-limited grants and assistance to poor countries that meet rigorous standards for good governance, from fighting corruption to respecting democratic rights.
The World Bank - IBRD - IDA - World Bank Group
Multilateral Organization
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.
GRI - Empowering Sustainable Decisions
Non-governmental Organization
With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most widely used standards on sustainability reporting and disclosure, enabling businesses, governments, civil society and citizens to make better decisions based on information that matters.
Basel Institute of Commons and Economics
Non-governmental Organization
Assessing the SDGs by Social Capital: The Basel Institute of Commons and Economics offers the first worldwide assessment of national, regional and local social goods in 32 languages.
UNFPA
Multilateral Organization
Supporting countries in the collection, analysis and dissemination of census data for development is a critical part of UNFPA's mandate. UNFPA plays key roles in coordinating technical and financial assistance for censuses -- support can include resource mobilization, the provision of chief technical advisers, training in technical communication and advocacy, operating publicity campaigns, as well as developing census budgets, road maps, and instruments, such as questionnaires and manuals.
Athena Infonomics Logo
Private sector
Athena Infonomics is a policy research and development analytics firm focusing on strengthening the use of data and social science research to solve development and inclusive growth issues worldwide.
CSF - Community Systems Foundation
Non-governmental Organization
Community Systems Foundation is a not-for-profit providing data management services to United Nations and government agencies.
School of Data
Non-governmental Organization
School of Data is a network of data literacy practitioners, both organizations and individuals, implementing training and other data literacy activities in their respective countries and regions.
UK Aid from the British people
Government
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for all of us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest.
I-BEC - Interbalkan Environment Center
Academic / Research Institution
i-BEC is a non-profit and mission oriented international organisation and a public-private network that links local communities and countries in the wider Balkan area, with EU and UN agencies.
WORLD Policy Analysis Center
Academic / Research Institution
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center provides access to global research, data, and maps for sharing ideas and resources on social policies from around the world.
Tableau
Private sector
Tableau helps people see and understand data. Tableau’s award-winning software delivers fast analytics and rapid-fire business intelligence. Create visualizations and dashboards in minutes, then share in seconds.
COSA - Committee on Sustainability Assessment Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Committee on Sustainability Assessment is a nonprofit network of over 50 partners that develops data tools and research insights to accelerate agricultural sustainability.
Mapbox
Private sector
Mapbox is a mapping platform for developers. Our building blocks make it easy to integrate location into any mobile or online application. We want to change the way people move around cities and understand our planet.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Multilateral Organization
Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member states, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
Academic / Research Institution
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in online data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.
SAP
Private sector
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.
WINGU - Tecnología Sin Fines de Lucro
Non-governmental Organization
We love developing projects in partnership with other civil society organizations, that combine technology, open data, and agile methodologies which foster social impact.
Visualizing Data for a Better World
Private sector
Data Act Lab is a team of development and interaction experts dedicated to using visualization to make the world a better place. We have 25 years of experience from global development issues, data visualization, and user interface design.
Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals
Academic / Research Institution
Southern Voice is a network of thinks tanks from the Global South that contributes to the global discourse underpinning shaping and delivery of the SDGs. It also aims to contribute to the effort on “Data Revolution” to support the SDG framework.
World Wide Web Foundation
Non-governmental Organization
The World Wide Web Foundation works to advance the open Web as a public good and a basic right.
Statistical Service Ghana Logo
Government
Ghana Statistical Service's mission is to lead the efficient production and management of quality official statistics in support of national development.
ONE
Non-governmental Organization

ONE’s 7 million members are critical to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organising, mobilising, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

vizzuality.
Private sector
Vizzuality is a world-leading data design agency that creates bespoke and compelling visualizations to help people tell the stories that matter to them and their communities.
World Council on City Data - WCCD
Non-governmental Organization
The World Council on City Data (WCCD) is the global leader in standardized city data - creating smart, sustainable, resilient, and prosperous cities.
SEEED
Non-governmental Organization
Society for Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development (SEEED) is committed to the vision of positive impact on persons and corporate organizations through entrepreneurship development and advancement.
 GEO - Group on Earth Observations
Non-governmental Organization
GEO harnesses the power of open data through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems for access to better information and decision making for a changing planet.
ISI
Non-governmental Organization
The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is non-government organisation with a long and laudable history as a key international professional association for statisticians. The ISI represents and connects the whole statistical community across the world with its mission to promote the understanding, development, and good practice of statistics worldwide.
USAID - From the American People
Government
U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets, and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.
GeoPoll
Private sector
GeoPoll is the world’s largest mobile survey platform, with a network of 200 million users in Africa and Asia.
Open Data Watch
Non-governmental Organization
Open Data Watch is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that works at the junction of open data and official statistics, monitoring open data policies, measuring their success and impact, sharing knowledge, building partnerships, and offering strategic advice and practical assistance to national governments, international organizations, and other NGOs.
HelpAge International Logo
Non-governmental Organization
HelpAge International is a global network of organizations promoting the rights of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.
Mahiti
Private sector
Mahiti enables civil society organisations to transition to secure cloud-based solutions, gather, analyse, and visualize big-data, use technology to monitor programs, and enhance efficiency and reach.
P - Paragon
Private sector
Paragon is a global network of market research agencies, their clients, NGOs, academics & government partners, working together to bring the Market Research Industry services into the measurement & implementation of SDGs.
Resilience Brokers Logo
Private sector
Resilience Brokers champion a pioneering holistic approach to systems change that is driven by the power of collaboration and disruptive technology innovation. Our Programme is designed to create change at the systems level and support the timely delivery of the Global Goals.
PEPFAR
Government
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. government initiative to save the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS around the world.
Open Data Charter
Non-governmental Organization
The Open Data Charter is a collaboration between governments and experts working to open up data. The aspiration was that data should be open by default, timely and interoperable. More than 70 governments and organisations have joined the movement.
Institute for Economics & Peace
Academic / Research Institution
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress.
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Multilateral Organization
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the official and trusted source of internationally-comparable data on education, science, culture and communication. As the official statistical agency of UNESCO, the UIS produces a wide range of indicators in UNESCO’s fields of action by working with national statistical offices, line ministries and other statistical organizations.
Kwantu
Private sector
Kwantu is a social enterprise that aims to make development more effective.  We specialise in the development of management information systems for development programmes.
ICPR - Institute for Criminal Policy Research
Academic / Research Institution
The Institute for Criminal Policy Research carries out multidisciplinary research into crime and the criminal justice system.
CRGB - Connaitré pour mieux protéger la biodiversité tropicale
Non-governmental Organization
Data production for tropical biodiversity, dissemination, and use in low-income and lower middle income countries in West and Central Africa.
Esri
Private sector
Since 1969, Esri has helped organizations map and model our world. Our GIS technology allows users to effectively manage and analyze geographic information so they can make better decisions. As a socially conscious business, we are proud that our technology is used by many organizations who apply location-based insights to solve problems and make our world a better place to live.
IBM
Private sector
People, technology and innovation dedicated to making the world work better.
GODAN - Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
Non-governmental Organization
GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security.
Dalberg Data Insights
Private sector
Dalberg Data Insights builds bridges between private data and important social problems.  We create tools to interpret data and uncover solutions in international development, humanitarian action, and social impact.
PARIS21 - Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century
Multilateral Organization
PARIS21 promotes the better use and production of statistics throughout the developing world.
African Development Bank Logo
Multilateral Organization
The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.
Foundation Center - Knowledge to build on
Non-governmental Organization
Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.