We not only need to know how many boys and girls are in primary and secondary school based on enrollment figures, we need to understand how good their education is, their level of attainment, and the number of teachers in their schools. A good education gives us all the chance to build the life we want, and for children born into poverty, it is an essential part of their escape route.

"In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It's their normal life. But in other parts of the world, we are starving for education... it's like a precious gift. It's like a diamond…"

Malala Yousafzai

  

Initiatives

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Collaborative Data Innovation Fund

Resources Available
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

SBS Strathmore Business School Logo
Academic / Research Institution
Strathmore Business School provides training programs on business, public policy, healthcare, and education, as well as an agribusiness program.
Education Above All Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Education Above All Foundation's aim is to build a global movement that contributes to human, social and economic development through quality education and other welfare programmes and initiatives.
United Nations UNESCWA Logo
Multilateral Organization
The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) was founded in 1973 and is one of five UN Regional Commissions.
Open Education Working Group Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Open Education Working Group from Open Knowledge International brings people together to promote open educational practices and open educational resources, as well as open policies, open science, and open data in education.
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.
  

Resources

Research, Methods and Good Practices

Making the Case: More and Better Financing for Development Data

Meeting the data challenges of the SDGs will require increased investments in international and national data and statistical systems. This resource makes the case for investing in data, highlight the current state of financing for statistics, identify funding gaps, and make the case for not just more but better financing for data.
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Youth and the SDGs Data Revolution

The objective of this Data4SDGs Toolbox module is to improve the foundations of young people and youth organizations in using, understanding and gathering data in order for them to become key actors in the SDGs Data Revolution. More specifically, the module would address:
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.