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March 07, 2017

Announcing Funding for 10 Development Data Innovation Projects

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the World Bank’s Development Data Group announce the ten recipients of the Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Pilot Funding.
  
  

Partners

Southern Voice Logo
Academic / Research Institution
Southern Voice is a network of 59 think tanks from the Global South that come together to inform the global dialogue on the SDGs.
Children's Investment Fund Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation that works with a wide range of partners to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable children in developing countries.
Mahiti
Private sector
Mahiti enables civil society organisations to transition to secure cloud-based solutions, gather, analyse, and visualize big-data, use technology to monitor programs, and enhance efficiency and reach.
RTI International Logo
Academic / Research Institution
RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition.
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.
Commonwealth Secretariat Logo
Multilateral Organization
The Commonwealth Secretariat is the intergovernmental organization that supports member countries to achieve the Commonwealth's aims of development, democracy, and peace.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement. By telling the story of internal displacement, we keep the issue and the plight of internally displaced people high on the global agenda.
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.
Leonard Cheshire Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Leonard Cheshire exists to improve the life chances of persons with disabilities and play its part in supporting individuals to live, learn, and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.
CAF India -- Charities Aid Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Charities Aid Foundation's mission is to promote and support strategic giving for a more equitable and sustainable society.
Restless Development Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Young people have powerful voices. We are here to make sure their voices are heard.
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.
HelpAge International Logo
Non-governmental Organization
HelpAge International is a global network of organizations promoting the rights of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.
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.
Video Volunteers Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Video Volunteers empowers marginalized people to tell their stories and create change campaigns so that their issues come out from under the rug and become important threads in India’s development narrative.
Sustainable Development Solutions Network - A Global Initiative for the United Nations
Academic / Research Institution
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network connects researchers, practitioners, and policymakers around the globe to create and catalyze solutions to our world's most pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges.
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.
LIRNEasia Logo
Academic / Research Institution
LIRNEasia is a pro-poor, pro-market think tank based in Sri Lanka, but active across Asia-Pacific.
People's Action for Learning Network - PAL Network Logo
Non-governmental Organization

Nissan Frontier Audio Diagram Recently, PAL Network members designed and implemented the International Common Assessment of Numeracy (ICAN) across 13 countries using a common tool. ICAN is an open-source, robust and easy-to-use assessment tool, available in 11 languages, that offers international comparability of results aligned to SDG 4.1.1 (a).

The study aimed to demonstrate proof of concept in two ways:

Facebook Logo
Private sector
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.
SocialCops Logo
Private sector
SocialCops is a data intelligence company founded on the mission of empowering organizations and leaders with the accurate data and information required to make decisions in real time for confronting the world’s most critical problems and developmental challenges.
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.
Asian Development Bank ADB Logo
Multilateral Organization
The Asian Development Bank assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.
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.
World Agroforestry Centre Logo
Academic / Research Institution
World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a centre of science and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment.
IDRC | CRDI Logo - International Development Research - Centre de recherces pour le developpment international - Canada
Government
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change.
Equal Measures 2030 Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Equal Measures 2030 is an independent civil society and private sector-led partnership which envisions a world where no girl or woman is invisible. By compiling data and evidence and providing analysis, we aim to highlight gender gaps in outcomes, measure progress for girls and women, and identify evidence-based solutions.
Geospatial Media + Communications Logo
Other
Geospatial Media and Communications is committed to serving the stakeholders of the geospatial community and aims to facilitate collaboration and demonstrate the value and benefits of geospatial technology.
UK Aid from the British people
Government
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for all of us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest.
IDEAS For Us Logo
Non-governmental Organization
IDEAS For Us develops, funds, and scales solutions that solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
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.
Public Affairs Centre - Committed to good governance
Non-governmental Organization
Public Affairs Centre (PAC) in Bangalore, India, is a not-for-profit organization established in 1994, dedicated to improving the quality of governance.
PARIS21 - Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century
Multilateral Organization
PARIS21 promotes the better use and production of statistics throughout the developing world.
TolaData Logo
Private sector
TolaData is an end-to-end program management and M&E platform designed specifically for NGOs working in complex environments, bridging the gap between mobile data collection, indicator tracking, and project management based on the sector standards of PMDPro.
COSA - Committee on Sustainability Assessment Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Committee on Sustainability Assessment is a nonprofit network of over 50 partners that develops data tools and research insights to accelerate agricultural sustainability.
PEPFAR
Government
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. government initiative to save the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS around the world.
CARE International Logo
Non-governmental Organization
CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development organisations.
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.
Ford Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Our mission has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.