Data partnerships fit for the future

The NIRAS Data Futures Hub brings together the right experts and partners to solve development challenges through enhanced approaches to:


Data quality in traditional and new data sources


Using innovation in technology and methodology


Ensuring data has a sustainable impact through policy and decision making

In light of the digital revolution, the importance of effective Data use has increased tremendously. The onset of technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and Internet of Things (IoTs), have increased the speed and availability of data. Harnessing this data effectively is a challenge but also an opportunity to enhance achievement of the SDGs. Thorough the Data Futures Hub, we are proud to lead the digital transformation of development by fostering a data-driven culture and paving the way to evidence-based decision making to help address the global challenges framed around the SDGs.

Carsten Toft BoesenNIRAS Group CEO

Data Futures Hub Co-Founder,
Matthew Shearing,
explains our vision.

(Interview for The Development CAFE’s Development Dialogue web series.)

Need Assessment Survey

A global stakeholder survey of users and producers of data, to identify partnerships and innovations required to meet emerging development challenges related to data. We aim to bring stakeholders together in Jakarta later in 2019 to discuss the results and plan the way forward together.


SDG Capture Tool – M&E and Data Management made easy

The NIRAS team has developed a free tool for all development practitioners. Using the SDG…
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UNICEF Innovation is seeking XR* Startups supporting Education: Tell us about your solution

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Data Futures Hub to lead an innovative and world-leading partnership for DFID Data and Statistics

We are proud to have led the winning consortium for the UK’s Department for International…
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Data Collaboratives as an enabling infrastructure for AI for Good

Stefaan G. Verhulst The “AI for Social Good” conference that recently took place at the Qatar…

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