At the heart of the High Impact Initiative is the launch and support of cutting-edge national data partnerships, announced by an initial group of 15 countries across Africa, Latin America and Europe. These partnerships will bring together governments, tech companies, civil society, donors and others to use data ethically in order to revolutionize decision-making, accelerate digital transformation, and drive new economic opportunities for a more equal and sustainable world. 


The High Impact Initiative on the Power of Data, of which UNDP is a founding member,  calls on world leaders to systematically invest in better data for development and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since we can’t achieve what we can’t measure, the initiative was designed to help accelerate the political and financial commitments necessary for countries to unlock the data dividend.  

The initiative is co-led by UNDP, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Bank, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) and the Chief Statisticians of the United Nations System (CCS-UNS), together with Bangladesh, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Paraguay, Rwanda, Somalia, Togo, Uruguay and the United Kingdom. 

Country Data Diagnostics

    CountrySDG Insight reportStatistical Performance Indicators (SPI)National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS)
    BangladeshBangladesh InsightsBangladesh SPI assessmentNational Strategy for the Development of Statistics
    BotswanaBotswana InsightsBotswana SPI assessmentBotswana Strategy for the Development of Statistics
    Cabo VerdeCabo Verde InsightsCabo Verde SPI assessmentAgenda Estatística Para O Desenvolvimento
    ColombiaNot availableColombia SPI assessmentPlan Estadístico Nacional (PEN)
    Costa RicaCosta Rica InsightsCosta Rica SPI assessmentStratégie nationale de développement de la statistique
    Democratic Republic of the CongoDRC InsightsDRC SPI assessmentPlan Estadístico Nacional
    Dominican RepublicDominican Republic InsightsDominican Republic SPI assessmentPlan Estratégico Institucional
    GhanaGhana InsightsGhana SPI assessmentGhana Statistical Service Corporate Plan
    KenyaKenya InsightsKenya SPI assessmentNational Strategy for the Development of Statistics
    NigeriaNigeria InsightsNigeria SPI assessmentNational Strategy for Development of Statistics
    ParaguayNot availableParaguay SPI assessmentEstrategia Nacional de Desarrollo Estadístico
    RwandaRwanda InsightsRwanda SPI assessmentNational Strategy for the Development of Statistics 3
    SomaliaSomalia InsightsSomalia SPI assessmentNot available
    TogoTogo InsightsTogo SPI assessmentStratégie Nationale de Développement de la Statistique
    UruguayUruguay InsightsUruguay SPI assessmentPlan Estadístico Nacional Instituto Nacional de Estadística

    UNDP Contribution

    UNDP’s leadership in this coalition centres around: 


    Building on UNDP’s intelligence with 95 countries on the SDG Insights Report, foster the national partnership at the high level through the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) to leverage the Power of Data to support national planning and SDG acceleration.


    Using the SDG Push Diagnostics’ trends available for over 170 countries, analyse and present the readiness of the country to unleash the power of data for development.  


    Harnessing global leadership in convening partnerships with governments, tech companies, civil society, donors and others to use data ethically to revolutionize decision-making.

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