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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

    The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is multi-stakeholder network of more than 150 data champions harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development. Its members represent the full range of data producers and users, including governments, companies, civil society groups, international organizations, academic institutions, foundations, statistics agencies and data communities. The Global Partnership serves as an invaluable convener, connector and catalyst, building trust and encouraging collaboration among stakeholders to fill critical data gaps and ensure data is accessible and usable to end extreme poverty, address climate change and pave a road to dignity for all by 2030.
    Abia State, Nigeria, Accur8Africa, Africa Gathering, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), African Development Bank (ADB), African Development Fund, African Union Commission, Agora, AidData, Asian Development Bank, Barclays, Base of the Pyramid (BoP) HUB, Bretton Woods II, Brookings Institution, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá (Bogota Chamber of Commerce), Canada (Government of), CARE International, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Cepei, Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), CIVICUS, Colombia (Government of), Commission for Africa, Commonwealth of Independent States Interstate Statistical Committee (CIS STAT), Cornell Andes Project, Cornell Andes Project / The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Creative Associates International, CrowdMapIT, Data Act Lab, Data-Pop Alliance, Data2X, DataKind, DataLook, Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE), Development Gateway, Development Initiatives, DigitalGlobe, Esri, Eye on Earth, Facebook, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Ford Foundation, Foundation Center, France (Government of), Gavi (the Vaccine Alliance), GeoCensos, GeoPoll, Global Development Network, Global Health 2030 Innovation Task Force, Global Health Council, Global Integrity, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), Global Pulse, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Harvard Medical School, Hewlett Foundation, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, IBM, Ideagen, Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design (ISEEED), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS), International Budget Partnership (IBP), International Development Research Centre (IDRC/CRDI), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), International Labour Organization (ILO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Statistics Institute (ISI), Internews, IOD PARC Ltd, Italy (Government of), iVEDiX, KCA University, Kenya (Government of), Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA), KPMG IDAS Institute, Kwantu, Mahiti Infotech Pvt Ltd, Mars Omega LLP, MasterCard, McKinsey & Company, Mexico (Government of), MHII Solutions, Morocco (Government of), National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) - Tanzania, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), Nielsen, On Think Tanks, ONE Campaign, Open Data for Development Network, Open Data Institute (ODI), Open Data Watch, Open MENA, Orange Group, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Orodata Science, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Oxfam America, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Pacific, Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), Philippines (Government of), Plan International, Planet Labs, Population Reference Bureau, Premise, Project Everyone, Publish What You Fund, Real Impact Analytics, Restless Development, Right to Access Information Commission - Sierra Leone, Royal Statistical Society, Russian Association of Statisticians (RASt), SAP, SB Consulting (SBC4D), SDG Philanthropy Platform, SDGs Nigeria Action Group, Senegal (Government of), Socrata, Somos el Presente, Southern Voice, Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Tableau Foundation, Telefonica, The Ecological Sequestration Trust (TEST) Ecological Sequestration Fund, Transparency International, Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network, Ulula, United Kingdom (Government of), UNICEF, UNDP, UNECA, ESCAP, ECLAC, UNESCO, Institute for Statistics, United Nations Foundation, UNIDO, UNOPS, UNFPA, UNWOMEN, United States (Government of), Vizzuality, VOTO Mobile, Wingu, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), World Bank Group, World Council on City Data (WCCD), World Resources Institute, World Wide Web Foundation, Youth Association for Development (YAD) Pakistan

    Goal 16

    Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

    Goal 16


    Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

    Number of victims of intentional homicide per 100,000 population, by sex and age
    Conflict-related deaths per 100,000 population, by sex, age and cause

    Proportion of population subjected to (a) physical violence, (b) psychological violence and/or (c) sexual violence in the previous 12 months


    Proportion of population that feel safe walking alone around the area they live after dark


    End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children


    Proportion of children aged 1–17 years who experienced any physical punishment and/or psychological aggression by caregivers in the past month

    Number of victims of human trafficking per 100,000 population, by sex, age and form of exploitation

    Proportion of young women and men aged 18–29 years who experienced sexual violence by age 18


    Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all


    Proportion of victims of (a) physical, (b) psychological and/or (c) sexual violence in the previous 12 months who reported their victimization to competent authorities or other officially recognized conflict resolution mechanisms

    Unsentenced detainees as a proportion of overall prison population

    Proportion of the population who have experienced a dispute in the past two years and who accessed a formal or informal dispute resolution mechanism, by type of mechanism


    By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime

    Total value of inward and outward illicit financial flows (in current United States dollars)
    Proportion of seized, found or surrendered arms whose illicit origin or context has been traced or established by a competent authority in line with international instruments


    Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms

    Proportion of persons who had at least one contact with a public official and who paid a bribe to a public official, or were asked for a bribe by those public officials, during the previous 12 months
    Proportion of businesses that had at least one contact with a public official and that paid a bribe to a public official, or were asked for a bribe by those public officials during the previous 12 months


    Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

    Primary government expenditures as a proportion of original approved budget, by sector (or by budget codes or similar)

    Proportion of population satisfied with their last experience of public services


    Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels


    Proportions of positions in national and local institutions, including (a) the legislatures; (b) the public service; and (c) the judiciary, compared to national distributions, by sex, age, persons with disabilities and population groups

    Proportion of population who believe decision-making is inclusive and responsive, by sex, age, disability and population group


    Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance


    Proportion of members and voting rights of developing countries in international organizations


    By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration

    Proportion of children under 5 years of age whose births have been registered with a civil authority, by age


    Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements

    Number of verified cases of killing, kidnapping, enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention and torture of journalists, associated media personnel, trade unionists and human rights advocates in the previous 12 months
    Number of countries that adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information


    Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime

    Existence of independent national human rights institutions in compliance with the Paris Principles


    Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development

    Proportion of population reporting having personally felt discriminated against or harassed in the previous 12 months on the basis of a ground of discrimination prohibited under international human rights law

    Goal 17

    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

    Goal 17


    Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection

    Total government revenue as a proportion of GDP, by source
    Proportion of domestic budget funded by domestic taxes


    Developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of ODA/GNI to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries; ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries

    Net official development assistance, total and to least developed countries, as a proportion of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee donors’ gross national income (GNI)


    Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources


    Additional financial resources mobilized for developing countries from multiple sources 

    Volume of remittances (in United States dollars) as a proportion of total GDP


    Assist developing countries in attaining long-term debt sustainability through coordinated policies aimed at fostering debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, as appropriate, and address the external debt of highly indebted poor countries to reduce debt distress

    Debt service as a proportion of exports of goods and services


    Adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries


    Number of countries that adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for developing countries, including the least developed countries


    Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism


     Fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, by speed


    Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed


    Total amount of funding for developing countries to promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies


    Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology

    Proportion of individuals using the Internet


    Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the Sustainable Development Goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation


    Dollar value of financial and technical assistance (including through North-South, South‑South and triangular cooperation) committed to developing countries


    Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization, including through the conclusion of negotiations under its Doha Development Agenda

    Worldwide weighted tariff-average


    Significantly increase the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the least developed countries’ share of global exports by 2020


    Developing countries’ and least developed countries’ share of global exports


    Realize timely implementation of duty-free and quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries, consistent with World Trade Organization decisions, including by ensuring that preferential rules of origin applicable to imports from least developed countries are transparent and simple, and contribute to facilitating market access


    Weighted average tariffs faced by developing countries, least developed countries and small island developing States


    Enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence

    Macroeconomic Dashboard


    Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development

    Number of countries with mechanisms in place to enhance policy coherence of sustainable development


    Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development 

    Extent of use of country-owned results frameworks and planning tools by providers of development cooperation


    Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries


    Number of countries reporting progress in multi-stakeholder development effectiveness monitoring frameworks that support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals


    Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships 


    Amount in United States dollars committed to public-private partnerships for infrastructure


    By 2020, enhance capacity-building support to developing countries, including for least developed countries and small island developing States, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts


    Statistical capacity indicators

    Number of countries that have national statistical legislation that complies with the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

    Number of countries with a national statistical plan that is fully funded and under implementation, by source of funding


    By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries

    Dollar value of all resources made available to strengthen statistical capacity in developing countries

    Proportion of countries that (a) have conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years; and (b) have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registration

    Name Description
    17.14 Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development
    Set-up national multi-stakeholder data collaboratives to harness data revolution in all member countries focusing on building capacity to generate, share and use data at local level
    Contribute data, including from new data sources, and other resources to fill gaps in the creation of national baselines for the goals
    Create dynamic visualizations with the best available data related to the goals, and make them accessible and actionable for citizens, policymakers and business leaders
    Build support for principles to harness the data revolution for sustainable development, including the sharing and leveraging of privately held data
    Convene local, regional, thematic and global data events to foster increased connectivity, collaboration and innovation
    Staff / Technical expertise
    From participating organisations
    Title Progress Status Submitted
    Partnership Progress 2017-06-08 On track
    Partnership Progress 2016-05-26 On track
    Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
    Action Network
    United Nations Sustainable Development Summit
    This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
    01 January 2015 (start date)
    01 January 2030 (date of completion)
    Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data: Secretariat
    Geographical coverage
    Global, with HQ in New York, USA
    More information
    United States of America
    United States of America
    Contact Information

    Jennifer Oldfield, Ms.