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Established in March 2016 following the high-level summit on Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health, the Health Data Collaborative (HDC) is a UHC2030-related initiative that convenes stakeholders from across the health data and digital ecosystem to strengthen country Health Information Systems (HIS), align partner resources with country priorities, and adapt global tools to local contexts. 

As a UHC2030 initiative, the HDC links with other health related-initiatives contributing to the UHC agenda and supports alignment with country priorities. Guided by the 2015 Roadmap for Health Measurement and Accountability and 5-point call to action, the HDC has continued to grow and evolve over the years.

HDC Objectives:

  1. To strengthen country capacity to plan, implement, monitor and review progress and standardized processes for data collection, availability, analysis and use
  2. To improve efficiency and alignment of technical and financial investments in health data systems
  3. To increase the impact of global public goods and tools on country health data systems through increased sharing, learning and country engagement.


The Health Data Collaborative (HDC) is a joint effort by multiple global health partners to work alongside countries to improve the availability, quality and use of data for local decision-making and tracking progress toward the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs are an ambitious set of targets adopted by world leaders in 2015 that envision a world with zero poverty, shared prosperity and security, and where no one is left behind.

The HDC exists to empower countries to achieve the targets set out in the health-related goals, especially but not exclusively those in Goal 3: ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages.

Achieving these goals will require accurate and timely data to understand how much work needs to be done, to stay on track, and to keep leaders accountable.

HDC approach

HDC Theory of Change

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