The United Nations Statistics Division has partnered with Esri in an effort to help UN member states implement a data respository for assessing, monitoring and reporting sustainable development goals.
Esri said Monday the Federated System for the SDGs is based on the company-built ArcGIS mapping platform and designed to process location intelligence data.
Gregg Scott, inter-regional adviser for global geospatial information management at UNSD, said the data hub works to increase the capacity of national and global statistical systems built to help countries to manage and share SDG data and practices in a geographic context.
Esri and UN first introduced the Federated System as a research project in the Philippines, Ireland, Mexico, Senegal, Qatar and South Africa.
The partnership now aims to expand system implementation to other member states and organizations next year.
“The key challenge to collaboration between nations is a common digital context,” said Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri.
“Data hubs provide this context with location intelligence and use organizations’ core data to engage stakeholders, communicate policy, inform the public, and measure progress,” Dangermond added.