News

March 07, 2017

Announcing Funding for 10 Development Data Innovation Projects

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the World Bank’s Development Data Group announce the ten recipients of the Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Pilot Funding.
  
  

Partners

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.
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.
IDRC | CRDI Logo - International Development Research - Centre de recherces pour le developpment international - Canada
Government
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre IDMC 20 Years 1998-2018 Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement. By telling the story of internal displacement, we keep the issue and the plight of internally displaced people high on the global agenda.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sustainable Development Solutions Network - A Global Initiative for the United Nations
Academic / Research Institution
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network connects researchers, practitioners, and policymakers around the globe to create and catalyze solutions to our world's most pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges.
Video Volunteers Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Video Volunteers empowers marginalized people to tell their stories and create change campaigns so that their issues come out from under the rug and become important threads in India’s development narrative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 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.
GSMA Logo
Private sector
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers, and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors.
Facebook Logo
Private sector
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.
Children's Investment Fund Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation that works with a wide range of partners to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable children in developing countries.
Ulula
Private sector
Stakeholder engagement technology for accountable supply chains and development interventions.
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.
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.
Global Pulse
Multilateral Organization
Global Pulse is the United Nations Secretary-General's flagship innovation initiative on big data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Equal Measures 2030 Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Equal Measures 2030 is an independent civil society and private sector-led partnership which envisions a world where no girl or woman is invisible. By compiling data and evidence and providing analysis, we aim to highlight gender gaps in outcomes, measure progress for girls and women, and identify evidence-based solutions.
MGU
Academic / Research Institution
Mahatma Gandhi University is in North East India, engaged in teaching, research and outreach activities. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral level programs.
CAF India -- Charities Aid Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Charities Aid Foundation's mission is to promote and support strategic giving for a more equitable and sustainable society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific ESCAP Logo
Multilateral Organization
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations, works to overcome some of the region’s greatest challenges by providing results-oriented projects, technical assistance, and capacity building to member States.
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.
Public Affairs Centre - Committed to good governance
Non-governmental Organization
Public Affairs Centre (PAC) in Bangalore, India, is a not-for-profit organization established in 1994, dedicated to improving the quality of governance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Geospatial Media + Communications Logo
Other
Geospatial Media and Communications is committed to serving the stakeholders of the geospatial community and aims to facilitate collaboration and demonstrate the value and benefits of geospatial technology.
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.
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.
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.
IBM
Private sector
People, technology and innovation dedicated to making the world work better.
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.
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.
TolaData Logo
Private sector
TolaData is an end-to-end program management and M&E platform designed specifically for NGOs working in complex environments, bridging the gap between mobile data collection, indicator tracking, and project management based on the sector standards of PMDPro.
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.

YGC - You Farm. Your Food.
Private sector
YouGrowCulture works to democratize the farming sector by helping farmers throw their gates open for more citizen involvement by various financially and ecologically sustainable modules.
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.
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.
SocialCops Logo
Private sector
SocialCops is a data intelligence company founded on the mission of empowering organizations and leaders with the accurate data and information required to make decisions in real time for confronting the world’s most critical problems and developmental challenges.
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.
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.
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.
GeoPoll
Private sector
GeoPoll is the world’s largest mobile survey platform, with a network of 200 million users in Africa and Asia.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.