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

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

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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SDG Data Tools Supporting Action in the California Bay Area

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

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

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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Getting Started with the SDGs: Emerging questions from the first 30 days of SDG implementation in Colombia

World leaders and their governments are shifting their attention to SDG implementation. Important questions arise such as what it means to implement the 17 ambitious SDGs? How to prioritize attention given political cycles and limited resources? And what success will look like come 2030, at their end date?

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Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data Launched in NY

On September 28, 2015, a new Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data was officially launched on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. The Partnership brings together governments, private companies, academia, scientists and civil society in support of data-driven decision-making, by catalyzing more open, new and usable data to help end extreme poverty, combat climate change and promote inclusive growth.

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