SDG Acceleration Roadmap
The power of public and private data initiatives
Business, governments, and civil society work together to strengthen data use and governance in the Global South.
Why are we exploring the role of business in supporting public sector data use?
The shift in how companies do business, with far more focus on their work’s environmental and social impacts, is driving closer public-private collaboration within the data revolution community –private and public sector organizations committed to sustainable development.
Companies are helping to fill public data gaps, transfer knowledge and expertise, and support data use for decision-making. This is critical given the limited time to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
What is needed to accelerate progress toward the SDGs
Data: Public-private data partnerships that improve their potential to help the world meet the urgency of the moment and achieve the SDGs.
Policy: Reactivate a global discussion and provide actionable recommendations to strengthen public-private data partnerships for sustainable development.
What is a data action?
The different ways companies are supporting public sector data use and governance.
Data actions companies are implementing that contribute to sustainable development.
Primary or secondary data that is collected and stored in a database
Moving data from one (virtual) location to another
Generating insights from raw data
Collecting and formatting raw data and translating it into visually appealing formats
A Map of Private Sector Data Actions
Explore where and how companies support public sector data use and governance.
Center for Continuing Education
Senior Data Policy Advisor
Strategic Partnerships Advisor
Centre for IT-enabled Innovation
Mona School of Business & Management
University of the West Indies
In partnership with
This work is supported by a grant from the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada. However, the views expressed herein do not represent those of IDRC or its Board of Governors.
With the support of
Our research partners are the Mona School of Business & Management at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, Local Development Research Institute (LDRI) in Kenya, and the Center for Continuing Education (CCE) at Birzeit University in Palestine.