Claire Melamed

CEO, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Dr. Claire Melamed is the CEO of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. This growing network brings together over 300 members — governments, private sector, and civil society — to harness and leverage data and data technology towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

She was previously Managing Director of the Overseas Development Institute, and in 2014, she worked in the office of the UN Secretary General, writing the report of the Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution, “A World That Counts.”

“We say that every life counts, but we still don’t count every life,” she says in her advocacy to use the knowledge provided by data to improve lives and protect the planet. Claire is based in London and heads up a global team based in five countries.

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