Spotlight on LDA-SI Grantee: Community Systems Foundation's OpenCities Institute, India (2018-2019 cohort)

September 13, 2018 – Much like the Local Data Action Solutions Initiative does at a global scale, the OpenCities Institute is embedding know-how, tools, and capacity for the use of city-level data by sub-national governments in India, with the goal of facilitating evidence-based solutions for the SDGs.

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Investment or Innovation? On the Next Stage of #Data4SDGs at HLPF 2018

August 2, 2018 – At the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the UN and its extended community hosted discussions on global progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A question loomed large above the chatter: How can we accurately determine what progress we’ve made when so many challenges remain in gathering and using data for measurement of the SDGs?

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Navigating the Data Revolution: TReNDS Annual Learning Session

September 22, 2017 – To mark the launch of Counting on the World, the new report from SDSN’s Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics (SDSN TReNDS), students and experts came together for a three-part Learning Session on Data for Development at the Columbia School of Journalism.

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SDG Data Tools Supporting Action in the California Bay Area

September 20, 2017 – Stanford University’s Sustainable Urban Systems Initiative worked with SDSN and a variety of local stakeholders in the California Bay Area, including the City of San José and the City and County of San Francisco, to develop a local reporting platform, a data dashboard, and a marketplace of decision-making tools that could support and inform SDG achievement efforts.

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SDG16 Data Initiative launches inaugural Global Report

July 13, 2017 – SDSN is proud to participate in the launch of the inaugural Global Report of the SDG16 Data Initiative to assess progress toward realizing the 2030 Agenda’s commitment to peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. The 2017 Global Report is intended to provide governments, UN officials, and civil society stakeholders with a resource for tracking progress on SDG16 targets, and provide an evidence base to help policymakers identify shortcomings in both implementing and monitoring SDG16.

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Guiding the Global Partnership: Amina Mohammed named honorary chair of international data coalition

June 29, 2017 – The Thematic Network on Data for Sustainable Development is pleased to congratulate the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data on its newly named Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Group. UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed, a member of SDSN’s Leadership Council, will serve as the Honorary Chair of the Board. 

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