Research and analysis on citizen-generated data, and its role in promoting accountability and monitoring the SDGs.
DataShift seeks to foster and inform dialogue between civil society and governments about the practical ways citizen-generated data (CGD) can contribute to action on sustainable development, including the implementation and ‘follow-up and review’ of the global Sustainable Development Goals. This report delves into the opportunities and challenges involved in using CGD to support government-led efforts to catalyse and monitor progress on sustainable development.
A series of interviews were conducted to investigate how public data producers and users (such as National Statistics Offices and policymakers) perceive CGD. Participants included statisticians, public officials, and other relevant stakeholders working at the local, state, national, and global levels. While focusing on DataShift’s pilot locations (Argentina, Kenya, Nepal, and Tanzania), our study also brought in contributions of experts from international organisations – such as Open Data Watch, Paris21, and the UK Department for International Development.