The SDG Data Catalog is an open, extensible, global database of data sets, metadata, and research networks built automatically by mining millions of published open access academic works.
The SDG Data Catalog leverages advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies to extract and organize knowledge from public datasets that is otherwise hidden in plain sight in the continuous stream of research generated by the scientific community.
The goal, ultimately, is to connect researchers and students with SDG-relevant datasets so that their work can make meaningful progress towards social good.
Modern scientific research for sustainable development depends on the availability of large amounts of relevant real-world data.
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Good Health & Wellbeing
The GHO data repository contains data collected by the World Health Organization on various health-related statistics including mortality and disease burden rates in 194 countries.
Clean Water & Sanitation
Affordable & Clean Energy
Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
A global Artificial Intelligence (AI) repository to identify AI related projects, research initiatives, think-tanks and organizations that can accelerate progress towards the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The goal of the SWIID is to meet the needs of those engaged in broadly cross-national research by maximizing the comparability of income inequality data.
Sustainable Cities & Communities
The Settlement Profiling Tool guides field personnel in creating cross-sectoral settlement profiles intended to help inform future urban development plans and policies in displacement affected contexts.
Mendeley Data Repository is free-to-use and open access. It enables you to deposit any research data (including raw and processed data, video, code, software, algorithms, protocols, and methods) associated with your research manuscript.
The European Data Portal harvests the metadata of Public Sector Information available on public data portals across European countries. Information regarding the provision of data and the benefits of re-using data is also included.
Responsible Consumption & Production
This platform provides access to data compiled through the UN System in preparation for the Secretary-General's annual report on "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals."
SDG Tracker is a free, open-access publication that tracks global progress towards the SDGs and allows people around the world to hold their governments accountable to achieving the agreed goals.
A collaborative data platform that integrates different types of data to allow the Moldovan Government access to exhaustive information on land coverage, population density and mobility behaviour.
Our World Data provides a complete guide to CO2 and Greenhouse gas emission profiles for individual countries, charting how emissions are changing in each country, reduction progress and statistics.
NCEI provides the world’s largest collection of weather and climate data, including information that’s “land-based, marine, model, radar, weather balloon, satellite, and paleoclimatic” alongside other datasets.
Life below Water
The global spatial distribution of likely or potential Critical Habitat, as defined by the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standard 6 (IFC PS6) criteria, comprises 20 underlying datasets.
Life on Land
Peace, Justice & strong Institutions
Partnerships for the Goals
The SDG Data Catalogue is structured so that research and data sets can be submitted and shared. Free flow of knowledge and open source data is at the core of our vision.
Contact us to submit your research and to advise on the build out of the search tool.
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