Research and analysis on citizen-generated data, and its role in promoting accountability and monitoring the SDGs.
Citizen-generated data (CGD) is data actively created by citizens and their organisations. It is produced to monitor, demand or drive change around issues that are important to them, often collected on the ground and in local contexts. As such, CGD yields the potential to foreground the issues of disadvantaged communities in under-reported locations. Yet, if the SDGs aim to leave no one behind, and if CGD can provide contextual information about marginalised groups, the question is whether and how CGD can be used for the SDGs. In this report, Acting locally, Monitoring globally in our research series, we aim to address to what extent are the SDGs relevant for CGD initiatives.