Socrata Platform Supports the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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The cloud software company’s dynamic technology platform helps UNDP transform its flagship Human Development Report into an interactive online experience.

Socrata (, a Seattle-based cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to government data, today voiced its support for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which has transformed its flagship human development report – Human Development Report 2014 – Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience – into a much more accessible, interactive online experience.

Socrata, which provides UNDP with a dynamic technology platform and robust data visualization and presentation solution, aggregating data across a large number of development indicators for over 180 countries, helped UNDP in this important digital transformation.

UNDP is showing that by opening its data and offering a more dynamic and visual interactive experience online, it can connect with a wider global audience and spark innovative new uses of human development report data – from new policy research to educational games.

At the moment, UNDP’s human development report data, visualizations, and country profiles are embedded in over 100,000 other sites, applications, and publications by the media, researchers, and other stakeholders.

“Socrata is proud to support UNDP’s ongoing and invaluable efforts to reduce poverty, build resilience, and reduce vulnerabilities among communities around the world,” says Kevin Merritt, Socrata’s Founder and CEO. “Opening the organization’s human development report data also creates many new opportunities for the global development community, citizens, the media and others to contribute to this vital cause.”

UNDP has partnered with Socrata to create Human Development Country Profiles. Appearing on the UNDP website, these profiles include maps, data visualizations, trend information, and data for key development indicators, with specific attention this year to issues of structural and life-cycle vulnerability.

About Socrata

Socrata, the open data market leader, is the cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to public sector data for the most innovative organizations around the world, including the cities of New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Eindhoven; the states of New York, Illinois and Texas; US Health and Human Services; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; the UN and the World Bank. Socrata’s solutions – including the recently launched Open Data Network™ which unleashes the full potential of government data to help drive connected communities around the world – assist government leaders in improving transparency, modernizing citizen access to information and bringing data into every decision, all with unprecedented speed and cost savings. Delivered as turnkey services, Socrata’s technologies unlock data trapped in enterprise silos, mobilize and transform it into useful information that everyone can easily access, visualize, share and reuse. To learn more about Socrata, visit

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