Data to Policy Navigator: New tool to foster data-driven policies

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We are living in a time in which data permeates all areas of society. For political actors, this means using data effectively for decision-making. An innovative tool is designed to support these processes.

The policy initiative Data4Policy, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), recently launched the Data to Policy Navigator to help policymakers use data to develop evidence-based policy – from defining the problem to identifying the data ecosystem and proposing solutions. Launched at both the United Nations General Assembly in September and the Paris Peace Forum in November, the Navigator is an important tool for data-driven policy action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

During the two high-level events, Dr Iliya Nickelt, Chief Data Scientist at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), together with colleagues from GIZ and UNDP, presented the Navigator to the audience and emphasised its relevance for tackling challenges in the context of sustainable development. Watch the introductory video for the Navigator here:

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