How many people in the world lack access to clean water? How many are below the poverty line? How is climate changing over time? These questions, and many like them, are difficult to answer. There is a lack of quality data in countries around the world that can be used to understand, address and track pressing social and economic issues. 77 out of 155 countries (50%) measured by the World Bank donât have quality data on poverty.
In order to address these Data Revolution challenges, the Open Data for Development program is a proud anchor partner of the Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data. The partnership formally launches today, September 28, as part of the lead-up to the United Nations General Assembly.
We know that by working together, we can use innovative solutions to generate, analyse and use data that can help to address the pressing issues outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. To do it, a variety of global partners will need to work together so that the âright data is available to the right people at the right time in the right ways to help them make the right decisions for sustainable developmentâ, the mission of the partnership.
OD4D will work with the Global Partnership to build knowledge on good practices, and will help to scale data innovations that can help address sustainable development challenges. GPSDD and OD4D will work together to catalyze and realize the data revolution by bringing together a group of governments, companies, civil society groups, international organizations, and statistics and data communities from around the world.