Barriers to Data Use in Sustainable Development
To harness the full potential of data for the SDGs and to deliver better policies and services to citizens around the world, it is important to identify and unpack the barriers and drivers for sustained data use and to establish sustainable and inclusive engagement of key stakeholders around this topic.
This paper provides a brief overview of the key barriers to optimal data use. We discuss the common challenges faced, the existing incentives for data use, and the downside to generating data that is never used. The paper ends with key questions we are seeking to address through the Data Values Project.