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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GeoPoll
Private sector
GeoPoll is the world’s largest mobile survey platform, with a network of 200 million users in Africa and Asia.