1. Introduction

1.1 What is Sadata?

The Problem

Each State around the world has a huge range of international obligations, in terms of human rights, the Sustainable Development Goals and more. Many of these obligations overlap meaning that one of the SDG targets may be asking a State to do the same thing as one of its UPR recommendations. However, up until now no tool existed to help identify all of those linkages and eliminate the duplication of activities and reporting that can occur as a result. With the birth of this software this is no longer the case.

The Solution

Sadata is a web tool for coordinating and monitoring implementation of human rights and the SDGs. It helps States develop a National Implementation Plan through sophisticated clustering of all obligations and recommendations it has received. Through a series of automated processes it helps to ensure ongoing data collection and guard against non-entry of data, meaning the Implementation Plan progress is always 100% up to date. This allows greater oversight by the public and civil society, and for States to have far greater control over implementation of its obligations - ultimately leading to more effective State implementation and reporting and improvements on the ground for everyday people, every day.

The Technology

Sadata is built using IMPACT OSS (Integrated Management and Planning of Actions Open Source Software). For more information on this software and how it was made please take a look at its development history.

The Users

Sadata is a primarily a tool for States to plan and monitor implementation of its human rights and SDG obligations. However, it has also been built with a wider audience in mind whereby civil society and other stakeholders can access the publicly available database and track progress, holding Government to account and contributing their own data where appropriate.

The Manual

The manual is split into three parts:

  1. How To - A quick start guide for users in some of the most common ways the software is designed to be used for: creating an implementation plan, reporting, monitoring implementation (either as Government or civil society) and editing.
  2. In Depth: Visitors - Everything visitors to the site need to know about how to use the tool from monitoring the implementation plan, to using the filtering system to find what the Government is doing in their area of interest to submitting information of their own.
  3. In Depth: Registered Users - Everything States need to know in how to use and setup the application. This section also details the different types of registered user and how they can perform their roles.

The manual is written using GitBooks, which allows readers and users of the software to suggest improvements or changes as the tool evolves.

The manual is a documentation file of the Sadata Open Source Software and draws upon relevant content from the IMPACT OSS manual permitted under its MIT licence.

The original manual was written by Mr. Ashley Bowe, for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Unfold Data

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