United Nations Foundation
For The Global Partnership For Sustainable Development Data
Type of SupportGeneral Support/Program
The United Nations Foundation serves as the institutional host for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. The partnership will increase generation of, access to, and use of new and traditional data sources to help achieve and measure the Sustainable Development Goals. The partnership will connect people, institutions, and initiatives to solve problems related to data gaps, access, and use and build trust around data sharing. This grant will support the start-up activities associated with establishing the secretariat for the partnership, and for providing the operational support to the programmatic work of the partnership as led by its governance body and working groups.
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Grants to this Grantee
for the U.S. Climate Alliance
The U.S. Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of governors representing 24 states, with more than 60% of U.S. GDP, 55% of the U.S. population, and 40% of U.S. emissions. These governors are committed to driving the nation’s ambitious climate agenda by working in partnership with each other, the federal government, and the international community. The alliance has an important role to play in implementation of federal climate investment laws by supporting state engagement with federal agencies, supporting the development of state decarbonization plans, and supporting effective deployment of federal dollars to drive decarbonization and community economic development. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
The United Nations Foundation serves as the institutional host of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), which brings together government, private-sector, civil society, and international institutions to harness new and traditional sources of data to better understand and address development challenges. This grant will supplement our current general operating support to GPSDD, which is currently working on the implementation of the partnership’s new strategic plan, which seeks to solve three major problems: (a) how to harness up-to-date data to ensure decisions are informed by current and changing contexts; (b) how to safely include and represent all people in data and the data value chain; and (c) how to govern data fairly and safely. This grant supports the Evidence-Informed Policymaking strategy goal that governments in East and West Africa make better use of data to improve decision making and outcomes for people.
for strengthening and enhancing climate diplomacy
This grant is for enhancing the capacity of the U.N. secretary-general’s climate team and key U.N. agencies to deliver their ambitious climate agenda, building bridges between the United States — at the federal and state levels — and the U.N. around key international diplomatic events. Through strategic convenings and coordination across different constituencies, the U.N. Foundation will encourage climate ambition from countries as they continue to develop and implement their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and their long-term strategies. (Substrategy: Multilateral)