A product of the Resource Mobilization and Alignment Working Group of the Global Partnership, the State of Development Data Funding report estimates the statistical financing needs to measure and track the SDGs and finds that financing needs for statistics are far greater than currently mobilized funding. According to the SDDF report, the total estimated annual costs for producing SDG data is $2.8 billion and $3.0 billion while the total estimated annual aid to support the production of SDG indicators is $635 to $685 million. This total cost is for 77 IDA-eligible and 67 IRBD countries. Based on current funding levels for statistics and data, an annual increase in aid of $350 to $400 million will be needed to support the production of SDG indicators…. (more)
Author: Open Data Watch
Open Data Watch is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by three development data specialists. It monitors progress and provides information and assistance to guide implementation of open data systems. The Open Data Watch team has unparalleled experience in development data management and statistical capacity building in developing countries and is committed to making open data a reality in all countries and development agencies.