Using the Data Revolution for Mutual Accountability & Transparency in the Era of Sustainable Development

Recognizing that we as global citizens, are, at a critical inflection point in global sustainable development, in the design and implementation of data revolution 2.0, to ensure better data for better programming, delivery and mutual accountability. Looking back, the MDGs increased attention to the need for strengthening statistical capacity on development indicators, and improved coordination within countries statistical systems. But data quality, frequency of collection and disclosure, was a major weakness — and this contributed to foster discrepancies between national level and international statistical data. Programming decisions require disaggregated data to allow a focus on the last mile delivery of service and to track performance for the most vulnerable.