Data is power, but our data systems are failing people across the globe.

Governments want to make better use of data to tackle the world’s toughest challenges, transform economies and protect people and the planet. Companies are constantly innovating and want to contribute to public good. Community groups are using data to serve their people and hold their leaders accountable.

Yet action is fragmented. Changemakers don’t know how to find each other. When they do, they don’t speak the same language.

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data bridges these divides - as a connector, a facilitator, a broker, and an advocate. Our vibrant global network of nearly 300 partners is collaborating to put the power of data behind delivering the Sustainable Development Goals by: 

  • Building a global movement and voice advocating on data for development
  • Influencing and shaping global policies and frameworks on data 
  • Getting data to where it is needed, in the hands of decision makers and governments.

>> Find out more in our 2019-2023 Five-Year Strategy.

>> In 2018-2020, we invited experts from Itad to assess our organization's objectives, initiatives, and impact. Read their evaluation.

>> Read how we will build on the evaluation findings and from our own learning to increase the scale of our country-level impact in our 2021-23 Country Engagement Strategy.

>> We recently achieved the milestone of brokering 100 data partnerships. Explore the full list of partnerships.

>> Learn about how we have engaged with our global network in our 2020 Partner Engagement Report.

>> Read our Ethics and Integrity Framework (PDF, 2MB).