Opinion: The promises — and challenges — of data collaboratives for the SDGs

Stefaan G. Verhulst is co-founder and chief research and development officer of The Governance Lab (GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
As the road to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals becomes more complex and challenging, policymakers around the world need both new solutions and new ways to become more innovative. In the past few months, we at UN Global Pulse and The GovLab have sought to understand pathways to make policymaking more evidence-based and data-driven with the use of big data.

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