About

Driving evidence-based policymaking

The Data Futures Platform is an open resource that aggregates “best of” data and translates multidimensional data into actionable, evidence-based insights that foster system thinking and co-creation of policy initiatives.

It operates across a broad scope of socioeconomic topics with a goal to support Governments, development practitioners and other decision makers to analyze potential impacts of different combinations of policy choices, across countries and regions, before investments are locked in.

Drawing on data from across the UN system and partners, the platform provides cutting-edge analyses, visualizations and simulations that focus on the most critical challenges in an interactive way for rapid decision making and sensemaking.

We invite you to explore the different datasets, and to utilize them for designing policies and interventions. We also invite you to take part in this initiative by providing feedback, requesting new analyses and functions, partnering on data and analysis, and spreading the word for wider use.

The platform is one of UNDP’s strategic integration services, geared to respond to complex development challenges and builds on our long-standing commitment to technology and innovation in responding to development challenges.

How to use this website

8 Data Principles for UNDP

A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19

Beyond Recovery: Toward 2030

Get Involved

Are you interested in contributing to this project or the global response? We're looking for people who can contribute data and analyses, as well as organizations interested in partnerships and funding.