The projects below are only some examples of those that could support the delivery of sustainability impact at scale using data. The resources provide insights about some of the emerging best practice on data literacy, data ethics, and data privacy.

Achieving Sustainability at Scale using Data and Information

Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is a global network bringing together governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations dedicated to using the data revolution to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This initiative envisions a world in which everyone is able to engage in solving the world’s greatest problems by effectively using data and fostering trust and accountability in the sharing of data.

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition

GODAN is a global partnership advocating for food security and promotes proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable.

The Accountability Framework

The Accountability Framework is a set of common norms and guidance for establishing, implementing, and demonstrating progress on ethical supply chain commitments in agriculture and forestry.


The Data Literacy Project

Did you know that there is a growing movement to increase data literacy across all types of organizations? The Data Literacy Project is a global community dedicated to creating a data-literate world. It offers online assessments, educational resources on data literacy, and a community of collaborators working on improving data literacy for their businesses and organizations.

The Open Data Institute

The Open Data Institute is a UK-based organization that works with companies and governments to build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem where people can make better decisions using data and manage any harmful impacts.

In 2019, the ODI conducted pilots in order to explore how data trusts can increase or help data sharing among organizations with the idea that a trust can provide organized governance for data so that data providers and users can exchange data more confidently while respecting data ethics and emerging data privacy regulation.

The ODI has also developed useful frameworks to explore how data can create value effectively and responsibly. These are valuable learning tools since low data literacy is a key barrier to ensuring data quality, fluid movement, and sharing for the benefit of sustainability. Resources include the Data Skills Framework, the Data Ethics Canvas, and the engaging data skills game, Datopolis.