Partnership Data for SDGs (PD4SDGs)
The Partnership Data for SDGs (PD4SDGs), launched at the 2016 Partnership Exchange special event, is an initiative that seeks to bring together a range of stakeholders committed to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals in an open and transparent manner by improving the transparency and streamlining information of the work being carried out by multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary initiatives in their support to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The initiative has been developed by the UN-DESA and the UN Global Compact, with support from the UN Office for Partnerships, in response to United Nations Member States stressing the need to develop ways to improve transparency, accountability and the sharing of experiences of multi-stakeholder partnerships and on the review and monitoring of these partnerships.

By providing a centralized framework for publishing and accessing information, the PD4SDGs initiative hopes to bring greater transparency, coherence, impact, and comparability of the work carried out by multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary initiatives in their support of the SDGs. The initiative also aims to support the follow-up and review process of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is centralized around the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Information published in the P4SDGs framework will be publicly accessible and should adhere to the SMART Standard - information on multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary initiatives that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Resource-based with time bound deliverables.

The initiative is open to all entities within the United Nations that engages with, and promotes the work of, multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary initiatives. Entities that will be part of PD4SDGs commit to publish information in an agreed format about multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary initiatives that they are directly engaged in, or promote through their work, in the PD4SDGs registry.