A global partnership connecting a diverse set of stakeholders—across governments, international organizations, private firms, and foundations—to harness the data revolution to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030


To ensure that critical data gaps are addressed and open data is used to end extreme poverty, combat climate change, and ensure a healthy life for all, leaving no one behind


By galvanizing and sustaining political commitments, aligning priorities and technical norms, strengthening capacities, fostering innovation, and building trust in the booming data ecosystems of the 21st century

GDI's Role

GDI will support the GPSDD host, the UN Foundation, on strategy and governance development for GPSDD and as a thought partner with an emphasis on outcomes and accountability. GDI will develop a vetted and compelling theory of change that balances the objectives of different constituencies and provides an integrated vision and mission with implementable strategic pillars and outcomes. GDI will also develop a short-term 3-5 year strategic plan and a long-term 15-20 year plan given the 2030 target of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Key People

Sanjeev Khagram Interim Director, GPSDDAlice GugelevDirector, GDI

Focus Area

Development Frontiers