Data Collaboratives


Thematic Databases

To further improve data accessibility on the platform, South-South Galaxy features a series of thematic hubs, designed to immerse users in diverse South-South and triangular cooperation content developed by UNOSSC and our partners. These hubs serve as comprehensive resources, offering in-depth insights, case studies, and best practices across various themes critical to sustainable development. Each hub is tailored to address specific areas of interest, providing users with easy access to a wealth of information and tools to enhance their understanding and implementation of South-South cooperation initiatives. Explore them below.

Datasets & Resources

In an era where data volume is growing exponentially, with new types and sources constantly emerging, harnessing this wealth of information has the potential to drive transformative development outcomes. The South-South Galaxy platform connects users with diverse datasets from multiple partners, from the World Bank and OECD, to UN entities and the EU, relevant to practitioners, policymakers and other development stakeholders interested in harnessing South-South cooperation as a means for achieving sustainable development. Explore the power of data to unlock new insights and foster innovative South-South and triangular cooperation solutions for global challenges.

UNCTAD Statistics

UNCTAD offers statistics critical for understanding global trade, investment, and development issues. It provides data on everything from maritime transport and commodity trade to foreign direct investment flows, crucial for policymakers, researchers, and businesses aiming to grasp the intricacies of global economics and its impact on development.

World Bank Open Data

This platform offers data on global development. It encompasses a wide array of indicators related to health, education, economic policy, infrastructure, and poverty, making it indispensable for anyone looking to conduct comprehensive research on developmental progress, economic trends, and policy impacts across countries and regions.


International Montary Fund (IMF)

The International Monetary Fund’s database offers a plethora of economic and financial indicators, including balance of payments, international investment positions, and global financial stability reports. It is particularly valuable for analyzing economic policies, assessing financial markets’ stability, and understanding the macroeconomic conditions of countries worldwide.


 This database provides a broad spectrum of statistics from the OECD, covering areas such as economy, education, health, and innovation. It is key for conducting comparative analyses of policy and performance across the world’s most developed countries, offering insights into best practices in governance, social progress, and economic management.


As the statistical office of the European Union, Eurostat offers detailed statistics on a wide range of topics relevant to the EU, including economic indicators, population and social conditions, health, and environmental data. It is an essential source for anyone studying the European Union’s dynamics, providing a basis for policy analysis and comparison between EU member states. 


Eurostat also provides access to certain micro-data, which can be requested through the submission of a research proposal.

ITU Data

The International Telecommunication Union provides data on the global Information and Communication Technology sector, offering insights into internet usage, telecommunications infrastructure, and technology adoption rates. This data is critical for understanding digital divides, guiding ICT policy, and evaluating the global progress towards a more connected world.


 The International Labour Organization’s database is the go-to source for international labor statistics, offering data on employment, wages, working conditions, and more. It supports analysis of labor market trends, informs policy decisions on employment and social protection, and helps track progress towards decent work for all.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics

UNESCO provides crucial data on education, science, culture, and communication worldwide. It supports global monitoring of education goals, assesses scientific and technological trends, and provides insights into cultural diversity and heritage preservation efforts.


The Food and Agriculture Organization’s statistics database offers comprehensive data on food production, environment, food security, and nutrition. It is instrumental in tackling global hunger and malnutrition, supporting sustainable agriculture practices, and informing food policy and planning.

WHO Global Health Observatory

This World Health Organization database offers comprehensive data on global health indicators, disease outbreaks, and health systems. It is a primary resource for public health research, policy-making, and tracking progress towards health-related sustainable development goals.


Focuses on the well-being of children worldwide, providing data on health, nutrition, education, and social protection. This platform is crucial for advocating children’s rights, informing policy and program decisions, and tracking progress on child-focused development goals.


The United Nations Environment Programme offers data on environmental indicators, including climate change, biodiversity, and pollution. It is essential for environmental policy analysis, supporting sustainable development efforts, and tracking progress on environmental goals.

UNDESA SDG Indicators Database

The SDG Indicators Database provides a comprehensive collection of data for tracking progress towards the SDGs. It includes global, regional, and country-level indicators across all 17 goals, which address a wide range of development issues from poverty and education to environmental sustainability and economic growth. 

Demographic and Health Surveys

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) are internationally comparable, nationally representative household surveys that provide data on a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population, health, and nutrition.

Multiple Indicators Cluster Surveys

 The Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) are international household surveys developed by UNICEF to collect data on the well-being of children and women. MICS surveys cover a wide range of topics including health, education, child protection, and HIV/AIDS, providing essential data for creating policies, monitoring progress towards national goals and global commitments like the SDGs.

Global Carbon Project

The Global Carbon Project publishes data on global carbon emissions and their sources, including detailed analyses of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and other activities. It aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the global carbon cycle and provides insights into how human activities impact this cycle. The project’s data are crucial for climate change research, policy-making, and efforts to mitigate carbon emissions globally.

Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation publishes extensive global health data focusing on aspects such as disease burden, health outcomes, and risk factors. Their research includes the Global Burden of Disease Study, which offers comprehensive insights into mortality and disability from major diseases, injuries, and risk factors across the world.

HDRO Human Climate Horizons

The Human Development Report Office’s Human Climate Horizons initiative provides data and analysis focusing on the intersection of human development and climate change. It aims to assess how climate change impacts human progress and explores strategies for sustainable development in a warming world. This initiative emphasizes the need for equitable and inclusive approaches to climate action, highlighting how climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable populations and offering insights into building resilience and adaptive capacities.

HDRO Human Development Index and Other Composite Indices

The Human Development Report Office’s Human Development Index and Other Composite Indices provide a multidimensional perspective on human progress, combining indicators of health, education, and income. The HDI is a summary measure for assessing long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge, and a decent standard of living. Other indices, such as the Gender Inequality Index (GII), the Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI), and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), offer insights into disparities and challenges that affect development outcomes.

UNDESA Population Division

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs’s Population Division publishes data on global demographic trends and projections. This includes statistics on population size, distribution, age structure, fertility, mortality, and migration. The data is critical for understanding demographic changes, planning for future population growth, and assessing potential impacts on development, environment, and economies worldwide. Their work supports international efforts to monitor demographic trends and informs policy decisions on sustainable development.


World Inequality Database

The World Inequality Database provides extensive data on global income and wealth inequality. It compiles and analyzes data collected from various countries to illustrate the distribution of income and wealth both within and between countries. This database is a crucial resource for understanding the dynamics of inequality worldwide, offering insights into how economic resources are allocated and how inequality impacts socioeconomic development.

Inter-Parliamentary Union

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) publishes data related to parliamentary systems worldwide, including information on the structure and functioning of parliaments, gender parity among parliamentarians, youth engagement in parliamentary processes, and legislative measures on various issues. This data is crucial for understanding global trends in democratic governance, legislative developments, and the representation of diverse groups within political systems.

UNIDO Statistics Portal

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations with a unique mandate to promote, dynamize and accelerate industrial development. Discover the power of global industrial statistic with UNIDO Statistics Portal, and gain valuable insights on inclusive and sustainable industrial development and structural transformation.



The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a global organization working to save lives, protect rights and build a better future for refugees, internally displaced communities and stateless people. Their work ensures that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find refuge from violence or persecution.

UNFPA Data Portal

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Their mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. The UNFPA Data Portal includes data relevant to sexual and reproductive health and population trends.


The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) contributes to global peace and security, sustainable development and human rights by helping to make the world safer from drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism. UNODC produces and disseminate accurate drugs and crime statistics at the international level, and works to strengthen national capacity to produce, disseminate and use drugs and crime statistics within the framework of official statistics.



The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) supports humanitarian organizations to respond effectively to the needs of people caught in crises, to understand and analyze their needs, and to mobilize international assistance. They provide tools and services to help humanitarian organizations ensure that no one affected by a crisis is left behind.

JPM Data

The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) has reported country, regional and global estimates of progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene since 1990. The JMP maintains an extensive global database and has become the leading source of comparable estimates of progress at national, regional and global levels.

United Nations Statistics Division

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) serves under the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) as the central mechanism within the Secretariat of the United Nations to supply the statistical needs and coordinating activities of the global statistical system.