The UN recognized the Integrated Data Warehouse as one of the world’s best practices

The Integrated Data Warehouse (IDWH), developed by the Moscow Analytical Center was included into the list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Good Practices contributing to the achievement of SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities). According to the United Nations, these are the results of the Second Open Call for SDG Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda, said Vladimir Efimov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations.

“In total, 148 practices were selected within SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities). IDWH has become one of three practices from Russia, highlighted by the world organization. IDWH system is in demand in all spheres of the urban economy and is constantly expanding, helping both the Moscow authorities and the regions of the Russian Federation to effectively solve management tasks",  – Deputy Mayor stressed.

He explained that as a result of the competition, the UN formed a database of projects and initiatives that can be implemented anywhere the world to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It brings together best practices from cities, states and non-profit organizations across all 17 SDGs from all regions of the world.

Besides IDWH, “Generation M” charity project by MTS Group and the Global Initiative for Sustainable Development of Territorial Entities of the World Organization for Development were acknowledged within the SDG “Sustainable cities and communities”. 

The Integrated Data Warehouse is a project of the Analytical Center of Moscow, subordinate to the Moscow’s Department of Economic Policy and Development. Launched in 2014, the project is a unique statistical database allowing to use of modern tools for working with information.

“IDWH has already established itself as a resource contributing to increasing the availability of data on the socio-economic situation in Moscow and other regions of Russia. The system contains more than 10 thousand indicators, including those measuring the progress towards achieving the SDGs”, – said Kirill Purtov, Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Department of Economic Policy and Development.

IDWH platform is in demand among analysts, managers of different levels, representatives of press services, while today the system is also used for educational and research purposes. The data from this resource is publicly available in both Russian and English.

The system helps a Muscovite to choose an area to live in, find out the average retail prices in grocery stores in any district. Anyone exploring alternative ways of getting around the city can find out the number of bike rental points in Moscow and further plans for their installation. Companies planning to enter the Moscow market can promptly receive information about free offices in Moscow and real estate rental rates. Data from IDWH may help to access the market capacity and purchasing power of the target audience, to draw up a business plan or improve the development strategy.

In 2020, IDWH entered the top 100 ideas by Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) in the direction of "New technological strategy". In March 2021, IDW was presented to the regions of Russia as a best practice for urban development.

Find out more about IDWH and connecting to the system here.