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Harness the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (US0100)



IRM Review

IRM Report: United States End-of-Term IRM Report 2015-2017, United States Mid-Term Report 2015-2017

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) therein create a framework for advancing on social, economic, and environmental challenges, and emphasize the critical importance of transparent, participatory, and accountable government to achieving sustainable development. Data that are open, accessible, and developed with engagement of the public are critical to ensuring transparent, participatory, and accountable progress toward sustainable development. The United States will: • Engage in public consultations in taking stock of available data and identifying data gaps for achieving and measuring progress on the SDGs. Using this information, prepare and begin reporting statistics for global SDG indicators, including associated metadata, in a manner that is accessible to the public. • Develop an open SDG National Reporting Platform to ensure ongoing public access to relevant metadata and statistics on implementation of the SDGs. This will be developed using open source software and utilizing international common data formats to the greatest extent possible so as to facilitate interoperability and comparison of statistics. • Develop an SDG Data Revolution Roadmap for the U.S. Government through an open and inclusive process that engages the full range of citizen, non-governmental, and private sector stakeholders and charts the future course of efforts to fill data gaps and build capacity to use data for decisionmaking and innovation to advance sustainable development. • Collaborate with other countries (including Mexico, Poland, and the United Kingdom) and regional organizations such as the United Nations Economic Commission Latin America and the Caribbean and the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe in promoting development, sharing best practices and lessons learned, and ensuring interoperability of SDG Open Data and National Reporting Platforms. • Continue to support the efforts of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data to promote inclusive and participatory development of SDG Data Revolution Roadmaps at the national and subnational level in key partner countries. • Convene a working group as part of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable to discuss data collection on access to justice and legal aid, including its impact on Federal programs that advance efforts to promote access to health and housing, education and employment, family stability, and public safety. The working group will assist the U.S. Government in identifying and developing national-level indicators to track achieving Goal 16, the SDG to promote the rule of law and ensure equal access to justice for all.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

This commitment was not assessed in the midterm IRM report.

IRM End of Term Status Summary

Commitment 48. Data for Sustainable Development

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