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Together, we aim to show how more and better data can help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals and improve lives worldwide.

However, to tap the full potential of #DataForChange, we need to reorient investment towards strengthening the production and use of data and statistics.

The campaign is organised by the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21).

PARIS21 promotes the better use and production of statistics throughout the developing world. Its main objective is to help low- and middle-income countries achieve national and international development goals and reduce poverty. PARIS21 facilitates statistical capacity development, advocates for the integration of reliable data in decision making, and co-ordinates donor support to statistics.

The campaign is financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Sida is Sweden’s government agency for development cooperation. Through cooperation with civil society, multilateral organisations, public agencies and the private sector, Sida works for sustainable development and help create conditions for people living in poverty and oppression to improve their living conditions.

The campaign aims to raise awareness in the run-up to the 2021 United Nations World Data Forum.

The event brings together data experts and users who aim to spur data innovation, mobilise high-level political and financial support for data, and build a pathway to better data for sustainable development.

The High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG-PCCB) leads the organisation of the UN World Data Forum, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and in close consultation with Member States, international partners and other stakeholders. The Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs supports the organisation of the Forum in its role as Secretariat of the Commission and the HLG-PCCB.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.
Confluent Media a research, media, public relations and marketing agency in Ghana. Confluent Media entered into partnership with IoTeedom to co-create the mission of building a network of smart cities around social impact and sustainability. The main activities Confluent Media and IoTeedom focus on are trainings for developing regions in demonstrating the impact their data collection brings to the community. In addition, the partners provide digital solutions to the communities. Confluent Media fosters this mission with stakeholders in Africa and surrounding regions. is a platform for partnerships to build the field of data science for social impact. works with organisations from all over the world to increase the use of data science to improve the lives of millions of people, and to tackle society’s most significant challenges.
As a not-for-profit collaborative laboratory with data-driven projects in over 23 countries, the mission of Data-Pop Alliance is using data in innovative ways to generate knowledge and evidence that serves the interests of people across the globe through three pillars of work: diagnosing local realities and human problems with data and artificial intelligence; mobilizing capacities, communities, and ideas towards more data literate and inclusive societies, and ultimately, transforming the systems and processes that underpin our datafied communities and countries.
The Department of Census and Statistics of Sri Lanka (DCS) is the primary statistical arm of Sri Lanka that aims to produce statistical information to achieve the development goals of the country. Since its founding in 1944 for the conduct of the Census of Population in 1946, the DCS has been providing accurate and timely statistics that is aided by evolving technology and competent and dedicated staff.
Des Chiffres et Des Jeunes (DCDJ) is a program led by Development Gateway and funded by the MCC-PEPFAR Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI) Program. DCDJ aims to bolster the subnational supply and use of data for Ivorian citizens, engage youth as champions of these services, and fuel innovation to address rising data needs.
Development Gateway (DG) provides data and digital solutions for international development. We create tools that help institutions collect and analyze information; strengthen institutional capability to use data; and explore what processes are needed to enable evidence-based decisions. A mission-driven nonprofit since 2001 with staff based in five global hubs and around the world, DG makes development data easier to gather, use, and understand.
Earth Observations for the Sustainable Development Goals (EO4SDG) is an international initiative from the Group on Earth Observations that organises the potential of Earth observations (EO) to advance the 2030 Agenda and enable societal benefits through achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Co-chaired by the United States, Japan, and Mexico, EO4SDG’s goals include demonstrating practical EO data uses, building capacity, promoting data access, and supporting country and stakeholder adoption of EO for SDG implementation, monitoring, and reporting.
The General Statistics Office of Viet Nam (GSO) is an organisation under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) whose main function is to provide advice in the management of the state through the conduct of statistical activities and the provision of socio-economic information to international and domestic organisations. Since its founding in 1946, the GSO has been producing statistical information used by the government of Viet Nam to plan strategies and develop policies at the national, regional, and local levels. As emphasised in the ‘Viet Nam Statistics Development Strategy, period 2011-2020 and a vision for 2030’, Viet Nam Statistics would achieve rapid and sustainable development by improving the organisational system, ensuring quantity and improved quality of manpower, applying synchronously advanced statistical methodology, and strengthening the use of modern technology.
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is a global network working together to ensure the new opportunities of the data revolution are used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The Global Partnership is a growing network of hundreds of members, including governments, the private sector, civil society, international organisations, academic institutions, foundations, statistics agencies, and other data communities.
The Ghana Statistical Service is the national statistical office of Ghana, with a mission to lead the efficient production and management of quality official statistics based on international standards in support of national development.
As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. Within the GIZ Data Lab, the federal enterprise brings together thinkers and practitioners to promote an effective, fair and responsible use of digital data for sustainable development. The Lab works in an agile and experimental way on new trends and forward-looking solutions.
Group on Earth Observations is an intergovernmental partnership working with more than one hundred countries. The goal is to highlight the value and usefulness of open Earth observations for research, policy, commerce, decisions and action focused on global environmental and societal issues. These include air pollution, biodiversity and climate action, disaster risk reduction, food security, forestry, fresh water, land degradation, ocean health and sustainable urbanisation.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping. HOT mobilizes thousands of contributors around the world who work together to provide map data that supports disaster management, risk reduction, and contributes to achievement of the SDGs.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), driving innovation in ICTs together with 193 Member States and a membership of over 900 companies, universities, and international and regional organizations.
Established over 150 years ago, ITU is the intergovernmental body responsible for coordinating the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoting international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, improving communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishing the worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems.
From broadband networks to cutting-edge wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, oceanographic and satellite-based earth monitoring as well as converging fixed-mobile phone, Internet and broadcasting technologies, ITU is committed to connecting the world.
IoTeedom is a smart city data management platform with the mission to equip citizens with the tools to own and become empowered using their own data. IoTeedom offers a network to share your content, create your own smart project and participate in developing equitable, social resources for all.
The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) was established by the Italian law on international cooperation (Law No. 125/2014), responding to the demand for professional and innovative forms of cooperation, with the methodological flexibility necessary in a continuously evolving scenario. With its headquarters in Roma, AICS runs 19 field offices worldwide for assessing local needs, implementing development initiatives and building partnerships on the ground. Its mission is to "perform technical and operational activities associated with the examination, development, financing, management and control of cooperation initiatives", pursuing the ultimate goals of poverty eradication, reduction of inequality, promotion of human rights and gender equality, support for liberal democracy and the rule of law. In other words, development not as an "economic agenda" but a program of human promotion.
The Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) is a public research organization and the main producer of official statistics in Italy. It produces and disseminate high-quality statistical information with total professional independence, to develop detailed knowledge of Italy’s environmental, economic and social dimensions and assist all members of society in decision-making processes. Istat has the coordinating role within the National Statistical System. Partner of the European Statistical System, it has long and wide experience of cooperating with national statistical agencies and other statistical organisations around the world, and has been implementing capacity building projects since the early 1990s.
The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) is the unit from the Mexican state responsible for capturing and disseminating information about the territory, resources, population, and economy, allowing publicizing the country's characteristics and help decision-making.
INEG's mission is to produce information and regulate and coordinate the National Statistical and Geographic Information System to provide quality, pertinent, truthful, and timely information that contributes to national development.
The Kiribati National Statistics Office is responsible for producing official statistics in Kiribati.
The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly supporting development since 1947. SPC is an international development organisation owned and governed by its 26 country and territory members.
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) was established in 1993 by virtue of a decree by the President of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). It aims to produce and disseminate coherent, objective, high quality, and timely official statistics to meet current and future needs of users at the national and international level in a transparent and appropriate manner using best statistical practices. Its vision is to establish an integrated, professional, efficient and effective national statistical system, under the guidance of PCBS, to serve all the constituencies of the Palestinian society and support a sustainable development of Palestine.
The Philippine Statistics Authority is the central statistical office of the Philippines responsible for all national censuses and surveys, sectoral statistics, community-based statistics, consolidation of selected administrative recording systems, and compilation of national accounts.
The Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute has the mandate of developing comprehensive and integrated research and training program on statistical theories, concepts and methodologies.
In the run-up to the United Nations World Data Forum (UNWDF), the event’s host, the Swiss confederation, launched the Road to Bern project. Since 2019, the Road to Bern-UNWDF project team, composed of Swiss federal statistical employees, has been working to support the exchange on topics that will be discussed at the next UNWDF in October 2021 and to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Switzerland. They do so by organising events with partners, publishing articles and campaigning on social networks, for example.
SEJEN CI is an analysis, research, and technology consulting company based in Abidjan. SEJEN offers consulting and analysis in the public and private Sectors, including small/medium enterprises (SMEs) worldwide. The objective of SEJEN CI is to empower business leaders through decision-making and policy change.
Statistics Sweden’s (SCB) mission is to supply users and customers with statistics for decision-making, debate and research. Statistics Sweden is responsible for official statistics and for other government statistics. This means that SCB develops, produces and disseminates the statistics. In addition, SCB coordinates the system for official statistics in Sweden.
Statistics Sweden also has long and wide experience of cooperating with national statistical agencies and other statistical organisations around the world, and has been carrying out capacity development in low- and middle-income countries since the beginning of the 1980s. By helping to develop sustainable statistical systems, Statistics Sweden contributes to the overall objective of Swedish development cooperation: to create the preconditions for better living conditions for people living in poverty and under oppression. Statistics Sweden’s international development cooperation work is also closely aligned to international agreements such as the 2030 Agenda and the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data.
An initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics (TReNDS) mobilises technical and policy-oriented solutions to advance the data revolution for sustainable development. Their network of experts span the global scientific, development, public, and private sector data communities and work to strengthen the data ecosystem by advancing the use of more frequent, high-quality data to spur progress and ensuring that it is grounded in strong expertise and evidence.
UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. For more than 70 years, UNICEF has worked to improve the lives of children and their families. Despite remarkable challenges around the world, UNICEF staffers fight for the rights of every child seeking safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflicts, and equality.
UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat is the custodian agency for SDG 11 and other urban indicators, and works with partners to build inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and communities. It promotes urbanisation as a positive transformative force for people and communities.
The aim of this network is to bring together people from Latin America and the Caribbean and Germany to foster equal opportunities for women. Unidas has partnered with several organizations to develop projects on issues related to violence against women, reproductive rights, women’s rights, women’s role in peacekeeping and women’s participation in the economy. Unidas is supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Foreign Affairs Office.
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) serves as the United Nations’ regional hub promoting cooperation among countries to achieve inclusive and sustainable development.
The largest regional intergovernmental platform with 53 Member States and 9 associate members, ESCAP has emerged as a strong regional think-tank offering countries sound analytical products that shed insight into the evolving economic, social and environmental dynamics of the region.
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system through the compilation and dissemination global statistical information, the development of standards and norms for statistical activities, and the support of countries' efforts to strengthen national statistical systems. UNSD facilitates the coordination of international statistical activities and supports the follow-up and review process of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
UN Women’s strategy for change is Women Count, which seeks to bring about a radical shift in how gender statistics are used, created and promoted.
The Vanuatu National Statistics Office (VNSO) is Vanuatu's official statistical agency. The agency compiles and publishes statistics about the Pacific island nation.
The Voices for Peace is a non-governmental organisation established in Ghana. Its mission is to build an ecosystem and data platform, IoTeedom, on the principles of peace and justice through data collection, measuring sustainable business practice, and fostering partnerships within community conversation. Using this approach, The Voices for Peace aims to mitigate growing population demands in Africa, the Middle East and Asian subregions for sustained social support and equitable resource distribution.
The 50x2030 Initiative aims at supporting 50 low- and lower-middle-income countries to address gaps in agricultural and rural data through the use of novel agricultural integrated surveys and integrated agricultural and rural surveys. 50x2030 is a multi-agency effort involving the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the World Bank.

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