We worked with UNDCO to produce a suite of data governance documents aimed at improving the transparency, accountability and usability of the UN’s data. Our products covered a range of data governance issues – from open data publication, through to the specialised use of mobile phone-based surveys to collect data within development operations and programmes.
We supported UNDCO – the coordinating body for the 40+ agencies that comprise the UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) – to produce a suite of data governance tools aimed at improving the transparency, accountability and usability of the UNSDG’s data.
We helped UNDCO improve its own transparency by producing an open data policy for them based on the principle that their data should be freely available to the public by default. Based on this product, we then developed a step-by-step roadmap for a UNSDG-wide open data disclosure policy.
We also produced a set of principles and guidance for the use of mobile phone-based surveys by UNSDG agencies covering the purposes for which they should be used, issues around methodology, and data protection and responsible use.
Finally, a key product we developed was a technical guide to the UN Info data platform. The document will help UN decision-makers and country teams understand the value of the platform and how they can link their data to it as it is rolled-out globally.
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