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

Ghana Press Fellowship
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Data4SDGs Press Fellowship to Ghana

GPSDD Initiated
In May 2019 the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data held its first media fellowship, with a week-long reporting trip to Ghana.
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SDG National Reporting Initiative

The SDG National Reporting Initiative was a two-year initiative to facilitate greater information-sharing on SDG reporting between international, regional, and local communities.
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Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
Working to produce recommendations on what types of CGD initiatives are best suited to different purposes; producing guidance on how to navigate and engage with different types of CGD initiatives; and providing a forum to share experiences, challenges, and learning related to CGD.
Collaborative data initiative
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Collaborative Data Innovation Fund

GPSDD Initiated
Supporting projects that work towards achieving the SDGs in low-income and lower middle-income countries.
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Data4SDGs Toolbox

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
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
Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.
  

News

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9:00 am March 21 - 1:00 pm March 23, 2018

Data for Development Festival

21-23 March 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom
April 27, 2017

SDGs Data in the Classroom

With the use of data visualization and portals, a Geography teacher is dissecting complex issues and communicating the SDGs in the classroom.
March 01, 2017

Leveraging Big Data to Improve Health Outcomes for All

Big data and new technological innovations have the potential to address health inequalities and improve health outcomes for patients. These new tools and methods are able to provide a stronger evidence base for more efficient, resilient, inclusive, and sustainable healthcare delivery.
January 30, 2017

Recap of the UN World Data Forum: Using OpenStreetMap for the Sustainable Development Goals

Rebecca Firth recapitulates her experience at the first United Nations World Data Forum and shares the work the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is doing with its partners towards achieving the SDGs.
June 13, 2016

Sierra Leone plugs into the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

What does Sierra Leone's road to harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development look like? A recent workshop co-organized by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data served as a chance to review recent milestones and chart the course ahead.
April 29, 2016

Colombia Welcomes the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data to discuss Data Roadmaps for Sustainable Development

Colombia welcomed the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data for a series of workshops and discussions on ways to harness the data revolution for sustainable development.
April 26, 2016

Harnessing the Data Revolution for an AIDS-Free Generation

A Data Revolution is underway at the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to accelerate progress toward reaching the bold HIV prevention and treatment targets set by President Obama and, ultimately, ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.