Data for Development: An Agenda for German Development Cooperation

Author
Claudia Schwegmann, Sarah Holzapfel
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
German Development Institute (DIE)
Abstract
Data is a central but underestimated prerequisite for the realisation of the 2030 Agenda. Although technical innovations such as smartphones or the internet of things have led to a data explosion in recent years, there are still considerable gaps in the availability and use of data in developing countries and development cooperation (DC) in particular. So far it is not possible to report regularly on the majority of the 230 indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Topic
International Affairs, International Development
Political Geography
Global Focus