The Global Development Data Tool is an online platform developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) that provides access to a wide range of socio-economic and environmental indicators at the global, regional, and national levels. The tool aims to support evidence-based policy-making, particularly in the context of sustainable development. The Global Development Data Tool draws on data from various sources, including international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Energy Agency, as well as national statistical offices and research institutions. It is freely accessible to anyone with an internet connection.
The platform includes data on topics such as poverty, health, education, employment, energy, climate, water, and biodiversity. Users can visualize and download data in various formats, including maps, charts, and tables. The tool also offers advanced features for data manipulation and analysis, such as the ability to create custom indicators and to compare countries or regions.