Data Strengthening Data and Analytics for Science-based SDG Solutions

Quality, inclusive, and timely data are the foundation of good policy and decision-making and are critical to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. The SDSN’s data programs, led by the SDG Transformation Center, provide essential research and insights on key topics including SDG financing, SDG policy tracking, SDG monitoring, new data innovations and technologies, and international spillover effects.

The SDG Transformation Center produces the SDSN’s annual flagship Sustainable Development Report (SDR), which includes the SDG Index and Dashboards. Every year since 2016, this report has provided the most comprehensive assessment of the performance of all 193 UN Member States on the 17 SDGs.

As part of its data work, the SDSN partners with a wide range of public, international, and private research institutions to develop critical tools, analytics, and data products while fostering peer-to-peer learning, capacity development, and exchange among scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and investors to restore and accelerate progress on the SDGs.

SDG Transformation Center

Established in 2023, the SDG Transformation Center, launched in collaboration with Esri, aims to provide a suite of science-based instruments and serve as a platform for peer-to-peer learning and exchange among scientists, practitioners, and investors on the next generation of SDG policy tools, analytics, and long-term pathways.
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The Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics (SDSN TReNDS) mobilizes technical and policy-oriented solutions to advance the data revolution for sustainable development. Its network of experts works to strengthen the data ecosystem by advancing the use of more frequent, high-quality data to guide and spur progress and helping to ensure that the data revolution is grounded in strong expertise and evidence to achieve its promise of sustainable development for all.
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SDGs Today

SDGs Today was launched in partnership with Esri and the National Geographic Society to advance the production and use of timely geospatial data for the SDGs. The team curates and produces accessible data products packaged in interactive formats and works with partners to share use cases and innovative projects through storytelling to put a human face on quantitative data.
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The World in 2050

TWI2050 is a a global research initiative bringing together a network of leading policymakers, analysts, modeling and analytical teams, and organizations from around the world to collaborate in developing pathways toward sustainable futures and policy frameworks needed for implementing the SDGs and for achieving the needed transformational change.

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