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“We call for a data revolution for sustainable development, with a new international initiative to improve the quality of statistics and information available to people and governments.”

United Nations High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, May 2013

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WHAT WE ARE DOING

Truly sustainable development requires a paradigm shift – one in which citizens have a voice. The Big Development DataShift is a bold project to create a new system of monitoring and shaping development progress by Promoting People-Powered Accountability.

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HOW WE ARE DOING IT

New technologies present remarkable opportunities to democratise how information about development is collected, curated, and used. The Big Development DataShift will harness this potential by enhancing coverage of citizen reporting, empowering comparability of data, emancipating tools for campaigning, and Promoting People-Powered Accountability.

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WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE

The Big Development DataShift seeks to change the global development arena. It is a bottom up approach designed to put citizens at the centre of the development agenda from 2016 and beyond. This journey toward a more people-centred and planet-sensitive world starts with Promoting People-Powered Accountability!

The Big Development DataShift

The DataShift is a multi-stakeholder, demand-driven initiative that builds the capacity and confidence of civil society organisations to generate and use citizen-generated data to monitor development progress, demand accountability and campaign for transformative change.  Ultimately, our vision is a world where people-powered accountability drives progress on sustainable development.