Through an update of the Third Open Government Partnership National Action Plan for the United States, released on September 20, 2016, the United States committed to develop a U.S. government SDG Data Revolution Roadmap by June 2017. The roadmap seeks to chart the course to fill data gaps and build capacity for data-driven decision-making.

In a roundtable designed to jump-start the roadmap by developing a framework for work to be completed in the first year, participants addressed three themes: (1) strengthening the U.S. SDG National Reporting Platform, (2) data for action in the U.S., and (3) supporting global efforts to achieve the SDGs through data-driven initiatives.

A January 2017 report summarizing their insights and recommendations was produced with the support from the Center for Open Data Enterprise and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.

There are a number of other data innovation activities currently supporting sustainable development in the United States. See below for blogs, partner activities, initiatives, and resources related to sustainable development data in the United States.

  
  
     

Partners

 Radiant Earth Foundation Logo
Non-governmental organization
Radiant Earth Foundation provides a geospatial and imagery technology platform that supports knowledge transfer to positively impact the developing world’s greatest social, economic, and environmental challenges.
The Governance Lab GovLab Logo
Academia/research
The Governance Lab at NYU Tandon is an action-research center created to improve people’s lives and strengthen democracy by changing the way we govern using new technologies.
United Nations Foundation Logo
Non-governmental organization
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach.
GDI Global Development Incubator Logo
Private sector
Global Development Incubator (GDI) pushes beyond traditional consulting and bureaucratic incubation. We take a hands-on approach and partner with innovators to address urgent global problems.
Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation Logo
Non-governmental organization
The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation is a non-governmental organization established in memory of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, which seeks to advance dialogue and policy around sustainable peace and development.
Elkanodata Logo
Private sector
Elkanodata is an information design agency that transforms complex information and data, into insightful, innovative, and attractive digital experiences for relevant topics and stories that matter.
Azavea Logo
Private sector
Social mission company advancing the use of our geospatial/data analytics/machine learning technology for lasting social, civic, and environmental impact.
Benetech Logo - Technology Serving Humanity
Non-governmental organization
Benetech is a nonprofit that empowers communities with software for social good.
Institute for State Effectiveness - ISE Logo
Non-governmental organization
The Institute for State Effectiveness works on pathways for economic development, peace, and stability within countries and across regions.
United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific ESCAP Logo
Multilateral organization
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations, works to overcome some of the region’s greatest challenges by providing results-oriented projects, technical assistance, and capacity building to member States.
Brookings Institution Logo
Academia/research
The Brookings Institution's mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness Logo
Non-governmental organization
The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness is a public-private collaboration to empower a data-driven approach to building climate resilience.
Tech Matters Logo
Non-governmental organization
Tech Matters’ mission is to see the benefits of technology flow to all of humanity, not just the richest five percent.
Natural Resource Governance Institute Logo
Non-governmental organization
The Natural Resource Governance Institute helps people to realize the benefits of their countries’ endowments of oil, gas and minerals.
National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law Logo
Academia/research
The National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law School is the national academically-affiliated nonprofit organization working to accomplish change that that helps people obtain access to justice. Our flagship project is the Justice Index.
The Asia Foundation Logo
Non-governmental organization
The Asia Foundation works to improves lives, expands opportunities, and helps societies flourish across a dynamic and developing Asia.
Datavized Logo
Private sector
Datavized is an immersive visualization platform that makes it easy to turn complex data into fully interactive web experiences.
DigitalGlobe Logo
Private sector
DigitalGlobe is the world’s leading provider of high-resolution Earth imagery, data, and analysis.
Radical Flexibility Fund Logo
Non-governmental organization
Radical Flexibility Fund is a new organization working to improve the current foreign assistance and private foundation funding model to more efficiently and effectively get resources to individuals, networks, and civil society organizations.
IDEAS For Us Logo
Non-governmental organization
IDEAS For Us develops, funds, and scales solutions that solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Premise Data Logo
Private sector
Premise Data is a data and analytics technology company that provides services for accessing a parallel/augmented data source powered by real on-the-ground contributors.
Social Progress Imperative Logo
Non-governmental organization
The Social Progress Imperative provides decision-makers and everyday citizens with the very best data on the social and environmental health of their societies and helping them prioritize actions that accelerate social progress.
AidData
Academia/research
AidData is a research and innovation lab based at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia that connects resources to results for sustainable development. We combine novel data, rigorous methods, and compelling analysis to assess who is funding what, where, and to what effect.
DIAL - Digital Impact Alliance Logo
Non-governmental organization
DIAL identifies barriers to the routine use of digital solutions and data by development actors; tests ways to remove them; and packages solutions for these actors to use in service delivery efforts.
ID2020 Logo
Non-governmental organization
ID2020 is a global public-private partnership accelerating access to technology to ensure that everyone on the planet has access to a unique identity.
International Center for Research on Women Logo
Non-governmental organization
For more than 40 years, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has been building the evidence base to demonstrate that when women and girls have opportunities to improve their lives, everyone benefits.
CollaborateUp Logo
Private sector
CollaborateUp accelerates cooperation among companies, NGOs, and governments as they tackle some of our world's biggest problems.
iMMAP Logo
Non-governmental organization
iMMAP's mission is to harness the power of information to facilitate evidence-based decisions to improve people’s lives.
Planet Labs Logo
Private sector
Planet Labs operates the world’s largest constellation of imaging satellites and processes this unique information in near-real time.
Publish What You Fund - The Global Campaign for Aid Transparency
Non-governmental organization
We work to make timely information on aid and development flows and activities open by default, and to make sure it is shared and used. We believe that whether it is fighting poverty, famine or climate change: transparent aid is better aid.
GeoCensos - Mapeamos Juntos un Mundo Mejor
Non-governmental organization
GeoCensos Foundation is an officially registered NGO working in the Latin America and the Caribbean region that promotes innovative projects in geospatial disciplines.
PRB Logo - Inform Empower Advance
Academia/research
Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and environment.
GSMA Logo
Private sector
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers, and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors.
Center for Data Innovation Logo
Academia/research
The Center for Data Innovation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank studying the intersection of data, technology, and public policy.
Data-Pop Alliance
Academia/research
Data-Pop Alliance is a global coalition on Big Data and development that brings together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to promote a people-centered Big Data revolution through collaborative research, capacity building, and community engagement.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Logo
Non-governmental organization
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.
NLT New Light Technologies Logo
Private sector
New Light Technologies provides comprehensive information technology solutions for clients in government, commercial, and non-profit sectors.
BrightFront Group Logo
Private sector
BrightFront Group supports the deployment of new innovations and technology in development and humanitarian contexts.
DataKind Logo
Non-governmental organization
We bring together top data scientists with leading social change organizations to collaborate on cutting-edge analytics and advanced algorithms to maximize social impact.
Data Elevates Logo
Private sector
Data Elevates focuses on data literacy, analysis, and visualization in data skills development, with flexibility built in for customization based on regional context, program types, and partnerships.
Equal Measures 2030 Logo
Non-governmental organization
Equal Measures provides funding and technical support to a girls’ and women’s rights organization in each of its focus countries to strengthen data-driven advocacy for girls’ and women’s rights towards the achievement of the SDGs.
United Nations ECLAC Logo - 70 ECLAC For Sustainable Development With Equality
Multilateral organization
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations, was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world.
Restless Development Logo
Non-governmental organization
Young people have powerful voices. We are here to make sure their voices are heard.
Facebook Logo
Private sector
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.
TECHO Logo
Non-governmental organization
TECHO is a youth-led non-profit organization present in Latin America & the Caribbean. Through the joint work of families living in extreme poverty and youth volunteers, TECHO seeks to overcome poverty in slums.
Viz for Social Good Logo
Non-governmental organization
Viz for Social Good helps mission-driven organizations to promote social good and understand their own data through beautiful and informative data visualization.
The AI Initiative Logo
Academia/research
The AI Initiative is an initiative of The Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School dedicated to the rise of Artificial Intelligence. Its mission is to help shape the global AI policy framework.
TRENDS - Thematic Research Network of Data and Statistics
Academia/research
SDSN TReNDS is a research network composed of experts from across the global scientific, development, public, and private sector data communities who contribute to better evidence-based decisions for policy making.
Sightsavers Logo
Non-governmental organization
Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
Center for Open Data Enterprise CODE Logo
Non-governmental organization
The mission of the Center for Open Data Enterprise is to maximize the value of open government data for the public good.
International Budget Partnership Logo - Open Budgets. Transform Lives.
Non-governmental organization
The International Budget Partnership collaborates with civil society around the world to use budget analysis and advocacy as a tool to improve effective governance and reduce poverty.
Flowminder Logo
Academia/research
Flowminder is a non-profit foundation that specializes in the analysis of mobility data, satellite imagery, and household survey data for humanitarian and international development purposes.
Athena Infonomics Logo
Private sector
Athena Infonomics is a policy research and development analytics firm focusing on strengthening the use of data and social science research to solve development and inclusive growth issues worldwide.
Bridges 2030
Private sector
Bridges 2030 is a social impact organization that believes in purpose before profit.
OECD
Multilateral organization
The OECD is an intergovernmental organization of 35 member countries committed to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the well-being of all citizens. Its mission is to promote policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
Center for Global Development Logo
Academia/research
The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision makers.