U.N., Google, Partners Launch ‘Data For Now’ Initiative To Improve Data, Information Usage For SDG-Related Work

Devex: New Google, U.N. partnership aims to ‘turn on the tap’ to SDG data
“…Some of the biggest players in development and the private sector — including the United Nations and World Bank Group, as well as Google and Alibaba Group — launched a new partnership on Wednesday to jumpstart global data work and close the information gap impeding progress on the SDGs. The new initiative, Data For Now, will link Google Earth satellite imagery and mobile phone data with governments that need better understanding of some of the most complex development challenges, such as food insecurity or disease outbreaks…” (Lieberman, 9/26).