The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be achieved by 2030, unless there are improved technical mechanisms for collaboration and coordination, including teamwork, learning and sharing, intelligence gathering and accelerating knowledge and scientific breakthroughs. The lack of comparable social impact measurement systems is a major roadblock for unifying activities, investments and analysis of progress towards the UN SDGs.
The goal of this activity is a citation system for data, algorithms and data usage. Funders whether private, public, philanthropic or for-profit can blend their funds into appropriate projects that do not spread harms. To facilitate this, we aim to track project inputs and outputs more transparently, in ways that can be audited, with focus especially on projects with sustainable outcomes. We recognize that it is the information made available for analysis and audit on an evolving basis that is critical to achieve this goal.
SIM will provide an open, neutral environment for interested parties to collaborate and deliver the following outcomes:
The ICSIM citation system we propose has 2 parts:
A citation system for these critical areas enables open review, discussion and critique.
We invite stakeholders to share their expertise in this Activity and welcome all individuals and representatives of organizations, such as:
How to Participate
To join SIM, please express your interest by sending an inquiry to any of the following: