The world has made incredible advances in medicine, but preventable diseases like malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS still claim millions of lives every year, and the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa shows how much strengthening many countries' health systems are.

Data can help us understand the causes of these unnecessary deaths and how to prevent them. In Namibia, satellite and cell phone data has supported the elimination of malaria. 80,000 people most critical to slowing malaria transmission were identified, allowing interventions like bed net distribution to be optimally targeted to disrupt the infection cycle, reducing the cost of reaching to the whole population.

"The essence of global health equity is the idea that something so precious as health might be viewed as a right."

Dr Paul Farmer 

  

Initiatives

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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.
  
  

Partners

INDEX Design to Improve Life Logo
Non-governmental Organization
INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is a Danish NPO with global reach. We Inspire, Educate, and Engage in designing sustainable solutions to global challenges.
International Organization for Migration IOM-OIM Logo - The UN Migration Agency
Multilateral Organization
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works across a variety of sectors with the belief that every person deserves the chance to live a healthy, productive life.
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Logo
Multilateral Organization
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
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.
Health Data Collaborative Logo - Data for Health and Sustainable Development
Non-governmental Organization
The Health Data Collaborative is a joint effort by multiple global health partners to work alongside countries to improve the availability, quality and use of data for local decision-making and tracking progress toward the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.
  

Resources

Data4SDGs Toolbox

Subnational Data for Sustainable Development

This Data4SDGs Toolbox module is based on the experiences and lessons learned from the Open Institute’s Global Goals for Local Impact project and seeks to inform data challenges and opportunities at both the national and subnational level.
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Open Mapping for the SDGs

This Data4SDGs Toolbox module provides a brief compendium of resources for national bureaus of statistics, national mapping agencies, line ministries and non-government partners to foster the growth of participatory mapping in their countries and develop national roadmaps.
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Open Data for Sustainable Development

This Data4SDGs Toolbox module provides stakeholders with open data core principles and essential resources needed to prioritize, open and use key datasets relevant to achieving and monitoring the SDGs.
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Mobile Data for Sustainable Development

The objective of this Data4SDGs Toolbox module is to describe an approach for leveraging mobile data to address social goals and questions in support of the SDGs.
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Tool 3: Questionnaire

The Questionnaire from the Minimum Essential Data Package is a tool intended to help national data teams to evaluate their preparedness for SDG monitoring, and to subsequently draft a Data Roadmap for Sustainable Development.