Through an update of the Third Open Government Partnership National Action Plan for the United States, released on September 20, 2016, the United States committed to develop a U.S. government SDG Data Revolution Roadmap by June 2017. The roadmap seeks to chart the course to fill data gaps and build capacity for data-driven decision-making.

In a roundtable designed to jump-start the roadmap by developing a framework for work to be completed in the first year, participants addressed three themes: (1) strengthening the U.S. SDG National Reporting Platform, (2) data for action in the U.S., and (3) supporting global efforts to achieve the SDGs through data-driven initiatives.

A January 2017 report summarizing their insights and recommendations was produced with the support from the Center for Open Data Enterprise and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.

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




Data Roadmaps

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Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.

Interoperability Data Collaborative

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Work to enhance interoperability of systems related to data and the SDGs.

Environment Data Collaborative

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Using earth observation and remote sensing data to protect the environment and improve climate resilience.

Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative

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Strengthening disaggregated data to help ensure that groups traditionally marginalized from development progress, are included.


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9:00 am March 21 - 1:00 pm March 23, 2018

Data for Development Festival

21-23 March 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom
April 26, 2016

Harnessing the Data Revolution for an AIDS-Free Generation

A Data Revolution is underway at the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to accelerate progress toward reaching the bold HIV prevention and treatment targets set by President Obama and, ultimately, ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
September 14, 2015

Sustainable Development Goals Community Event

The United States Government, working with members of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, hosted the first of a series of community data events, starting with one in that brought together policy makers, data scientists, statisticians, application developers, and other data users and producers.


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.
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.
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Non-governmental Organization
Free, up-to-date maps are a critical resource when relief organizations are responding to disasters or political crises. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) creates and provides those maps.
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Private sector
Datavized is an immersive visualization platform that makes it easy to turn complex data into fully interactive web experiences.
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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.
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.