The United Nations University Institute in Macau is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICT) and international development.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

We believe that the data revolution for sustainable development data holds great promise to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

We are committed to undertaking scientific research and investigating relevant technology solutions towards ensuring that we Leave No One Behind from the meaningful enjoyment of the developmental benefits of the data revolution.

Pursuant to this goal, our priority research activities are:

  • Investigating and exploring ways to mitigate data marginalization and exclusion.
  • Employing participatory approaches for indicators development for localizing the SDGs.
  • Taking stock of the current state of and identifying gaps in gender-disaggregated data as it relates to digital equality.
  • Pursuing case study research on the role of community-based organizations for intermediating and brokering the participation of marginalized and vulnerable population groups.
  • Investigating citizen-centric valorization of citizen-generated data and pathways to inform official statistics.

We are committed to leveraging our networks within the UN system and to partner with relevant organizations in pursuit of the sustainable development agenda.