To support UNICEF’s work, DG created high-quality, visually compelling country profiles for each of the Count Down to 2030 focus countries and an accompanying interactive data dashboard.
UNICEF Countdown to 2030 Country Profiles and Dashboard Timeline
To ensure accuracy and sustainability of the data, DG is now (1) updating the site’s technical connections to point to a new data source for the website and (2) providing design expertise to ensure data updated by UNICEF is displaying correctly. Below is an introduction to DG’s role in the CD2030 initiative since 2017:
DG and UNICEF’s Lasting Partnership
DG has a strong history of working closely with UNICEF, including building data visualizations for the Countdown to 2030 (CD2030) initiative and partnering to roll out the organization’s Data for Children Strategic Framework across three regions, ten countries, and headquarters.
In 2020, we sought to answer a pivotal question: what are the good practices and lessons learned from the many existing women’s, children's, and adolescent’s health data visualization tools? In partnership with UNICEF, DG worked to identify good practices, as well as to determine any differences for emergency-focused data visualization tools, using COVID-19 as a test case.
Within the Sustainable Development Goal context of “leave no one behind,” there exists an opportunity – and a pressing obligation – to support better outcomes for children. But much of the change needed must happen at country and local level, through better use of data and evidence in decision-making.
Countdown to 2030: Accelerating Momentum towards Ending Preventable Maternal, Newborn, and Child Deaths with UNICEF
DG is pleased to announce the recent launch of the Countdown 2030 Country Dashboards and Profiles. In recent months, we partnered with Countdown 2030 and UNICEF, a Countdown 2030 member, to develop a series of comprehensive dashboards that illuminate progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, Good Health and Wellbeing, which calls for the end of preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths. The Dashboards and Country Profiles visualize data that is provided through an API serviced by UNICEF.