Only few of the most innovative, impactful and replicable initiatives in the world to address the #SDGs have made it to the final round of the #SDGawards.@UNinIndia & @Social_Cops‘s ‘SDG Dashboard’ is proud to be one of them!
Winners will be announced at the @SDGglobalFest! pic.twitter.com/IjQqZ3Lw2o
— United Nations India (@UNinIndia) February 27, 2018
In most places in the developing world, information is still recorded on paper registers, and most of this data never makes it to a digital format. If it does become digitized, it is often stored in local languages, unstructured formats and extremely difficult to extract. To make matters worse, data is often housed in siloed, disconnected systems that just don’t talk to each other. With data this problematic, how can anyone track and accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals?
We collaborated with the United Nations Resident Coordinators Office (India) to come up with a solution. It looks like the UN thinks it’s pretty cool, because we’re finalists for the UN SDG Action Awards!
Our solution uses proprietary technology to generate and aggregate real-time data, then analyze and visualize a complete data-driven picture for every one of the 17 SDGs.
With a data-driven approach to measuring progress towards Agenda 2030, our solution helps governments, nonprofits and foundations bring together data from anywhere – from web services and APIs to inaccessible PDF tables and primary surveys. By conquering problematic data and data sources, top decision-makers can finally consolidate their efforts across different sectors, measure their impact, find better solutions, and accelerate development.
Our solution is currently active in 3 places:
- Tracking India’s progress on the SDGs at a national level
- Tracking the impact of corporate giving on the SDGs with UNDP and the Business Council of Papua New Guinea
- Developing digital GP Development Plans and streamlining participatory planning in Maharashtra