The Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics (TReNDS) convenes experts to catalyze learning and investment in the data revolution for development.
An explosion in available resources and the rapid evolution of technologies are transforming how governments, citizens, and companies use data, particularly to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our experts from across the global scientific, development, public, and private sector data communities analyze and advise on past, current, and emerging approaches to ensure that the benefits of the data revolution are extended to those most in need.
Help strengthen the data ecosystem
We generate and curate ideas on how to strengthen local, national, and global statistical systems and governance.
Improve learning on data sharing
We incubate technical coalitions to establish practice standards for new data approaches being pursued by a wide range of stakeholders. We also analyze policies, conditions, and investments that enable data-sharing success to generate more frequent and disaggregated data.
Inform investment in emerging data opportunities
We support policy-relevant research on data financing to increase investment in comprehensive statistical systems.
TReNDS is an initiative of and is governed by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). We collaborate closely with SDSN's network, including by seeking opportunities to work with its regional and national networks on local data action solutions and other projects.
TReNDS members are leaders whose expertise spans the spectrum of global and national data policies, standards, and processes that guide data production, access, and use.
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Institute (OPHI), UK
Professor of Statistics, University of the Philippines
University of Edinburgh, UK
The World Bank, USA
University of Oxford, UK
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
University of Oxford, UK
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Independent consultant, Colombia
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico
World Economic Forum, USA
City of Los Angeles, USA
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Public Health England, UK
UN Statistics Division, USA
Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Switzerland
Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei), Colombia
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico
Open Data Watch, USA