Developed by a coalition of global, regional, and national partners, the Data Action Plan 2030 is a practical roadmap for the next six years with the goal of accelerating the data revolution to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
The impetus of the Data Action Plan comes from a shared conviction that, as nations move towards the final phase of the SDGs, it is crucial that the data community collectively take stock of what has been achieved to date, how the development context and agenda have evolved, and what is left to do by 2030. The aspiration is that, by 2030, we live in a world in which all actors—including those furthest behind—can contribute to and benefit from the data revolution in order to support sustainable development.
To achieve that objective, the Plan focuses on three key areas for action:
1. Define a clear and consensual vision of success in 2030 from a data revolution perspective.
2. Prepare progress reports that identify successes, lessons learned, challenges, and opportunities on topics such as funding for the data agenda, advancing the production and use of quality data so that no one is left behind, promoting the effective and responsible use of data to support evidence-based decision making.
3. Analyze how the political, economic, social, and development context has evolved, and what this implies for the last six years of implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
The Data Action Plan to 2030 was launched at the UN SDG Summit in September 2023 and is also being promoted at the GPSDD Data Festival in November 2023, and at the UN World Data Forum in 2024.