Leave No One Behind

Data collaboration for successfull delivery of the SDGs / 12-14 June

In 2016, the Centre conducted a mapping exercise with 20 leading ICSOs, asking for their current and planned strategies for SDG implementation. The mapping exercise showed that the SDGs are a top priority for the strategic planning and activities of most ICSOs. As a result, there has been a consensus amongst ICSO leadership that all future strategies and activities must rely on a more collaborative and coherent approach, particularly in terms of ensuring that the poor and vulnerable are not left behind in the SDG implementation process. In a follow-up discussion of the global CEOs, it was agreed that ICSOs’ efforts in identifying marginalised groups, as well as the exchange and use of the data that is relevant to these people must be increased.

In order to achieve a more cohesive and effective combined effort between ICSOs on the SDGs, the Centre will facilitate a data collaboration on “Leave no one behind”. The project aims to establish an ICSO partnership that fosters the increased strategic use of data to ensure that poor and marginalised people are fully included in the implementation of the SDGs and their monitoring.

Project Launch Workshop

The project will officially begin with a workshop in Berlin from the 12th to the 14th of June. The workshop will bring together relevant ICSO staff and data innovators from organisations whose mission it is to foster an improved and collective use of data in the wider development sector (e.g. the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, the SDG Funders, the Responsible Data Forum, HumanityX, Development Initiatives, and others). Together workshop participants will review the data which ICSOs command in regard to poor and vulnerable groups worldwide, identify relevant knowledge and capacity gaps related to data collection, use and analysis, and detect ways forward how to make best use of available data.

The result of this meeting will be an ongoing SDG data collaboration which will provide infrastructure for sharing relevant data and for learning from the exchange amongst participants. The workshop will provide the basis for ambitious follow-up projects, such as joint pilots in target countries or the compilation of joint monitoring reports. This will enable ICSOs to maximise their impact in the identification of vulnerable and marginalised groups worldwide, deliver an improved understanding of their needs, and jointly seek for solutions to address these needs. As a result, the project aims to enable ICSOs to make a large scale contribution towards the successful implementation and of the Agenda 2030.


The meeting will bring together leaders and experts who are committed

  • to use the strategic potential of data for improving programme delivery
  • to delivering the SDGs and related programmes with a specific focus on poor and marginalised groups
  • to working together among the ICSO community to advance the use of data
  • to contributing resources and capacities to take collaboration forward

Each ICSO is invited to nominate ideally two participants.

Participants may include: Directors of Organisational Learning and Effectiveness, CIOs, Directors of Programmes, Directors of Partnership, senior experts in: Monitoring & Evaluation, SDGs, Data Literacy, ICT in Programmes, or other relevant positions.

Registration for the event is open until 21 May 2017 through our online registration form.

Participants registering before 21 April are entitled to receive an early bird discount.

The nomination of two people per organisation will result in an additional discount.


If you are interested in learning more about our projects and events, please contact Peter Koblowsky (pkoblowsky@icscentre.org).

Conference Details

Conference Details

  • Save the date: 12 - 14 June 2017
  • Agenda to follow soon