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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