9 March 2017
Data República Catalogs Data Sets on SDG Implementation in Latin America
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The platform provides information on governmental and non-governmental institutions that provide data related to the SDGs in Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia.

As of 9 March 2017, 1185 data sets have been cataloged in the platform.

9 March 2017: Data República, a platform to enhance collaboration among sustainable development professionals focused on Latin America, was launched during the first UN World Data Forum, in Cape Town, South Africa. As of 9 March 2017, the platform includes 1185 data sets, which are categorized according to each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).

The platform provides, inter alia: information on governmental and non-governmental institutions that provide data related to the SDGs at the national level; tools to work with big data; articles based on data; visualizations of data; and access to online courses and content to learn about data and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Latin American region.

The 1185 data sets currently catalogued in the platform include 394 for Mexico, 534 for Colombia and 255 for Costa Rica. The data sets are categorized according to SDGs, with 96 related to SDG 1 (no poverty), 88 related to SDG 2 (zero hunger), 138 related to SDG 3 (good health and well-being), 123 related to SDG 4 (quality education), 61 related to SDG 5 (gender equality), 54 related to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), 68 related to SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), 164 related to SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), 89 related to SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 104 related to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), 123 related to SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), 84 related to SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), 49 related to SDG 13 (climate action), 44 related to SDG 14 (life below water), 70 related to SDG 15 (life on land), 122 related to SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), and 50 related to SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals).

The Data República platform was created through a partnership between CEPEI (Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional) and Telefónica. [Data República website]

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