Data & Analytics

Elsevier, Biological Conservation, Volume 246, June 2020
The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this segment, we get the view of Dr Claire Melamed, CEO of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.

In this podcast series, we gather expert opinion on the impact of COVID-19 on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, interviews leaders across disciplines on the effects of the pandemic on the global goals.

Leaders require new tools to make better strategic decisions in an increasingly complex and uncertain environment. The World Economic Forum offers Strategic Intelligence as an engagement option to help you understand the global forces at play and make informed decisions that will have a positive impact on your organisation. The platform contributes to a range of SDGs, including Goals 9 and 17.
Furthering SDGs 5 and 10, this report aims to better understand the role gender plays in the global research enterprise and inspire evidence-based policy driven by powerful data. It examines research participation, career progression and perceptions across the European Union and 15 countries globally in 26 subject areas. The report concludes that while the participation of women in research is increasing overall, inequality remains across geographies and subject areas in terms of publication outputs, citations, awarded grants and collaborations.
The latest analysis of SDG-supporting research focusses on SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. This graphic shows key metrics for research into Sustainable Cities.
The cost-effectiveness and reliability of waste collection services in informal settlements can be difficult to optimize given the geospatial and temporal variability of latrine use. Daily servicing to avoid overflow events is inefficient, but dynamic scheduling of latrine servicing could reduce costs by providing just-in-time servicing for latrines. This study used cellular-connected motion sensors and machine learning to dynamically predict when daily latrine servicing could be skipped with a low risk of overflow.
National statistics are an essential component of policy making. Yet many national statistical systems face challenges in collecting, producing, analysing and disseminating the data required for sustainable development. Furthering SDGs 10 and 15. This report introduce a pioneering approach to capacity development – Capacity Development 4.0 – that brings together new data stakeholders, does more to involve users and promotes a holistic view of statistical capacity development.
Detailed information on research and development (R&D) spending of the private sector is very limited, particularly when the interest is on small and medium enterprises or focuses on companies active in multiple technology areas. This lack of data poses challenges on the robustness of quantitative analyses and, as a consequence, on the reliability of evidences needed, for example, to support policy-makers in policy design. This paper proposes a patent-based method to estimate R&D expenditure in the private sector.
This case study shows the contribution of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data to the Open Algorithms Initiative. It addresses how to unlock the potential of private sector data for public good purposed in a safe ethical, scalable and sustainable manner furthering goals 9 and 17.