About the DGI

The Data Gaps Initiative (DGI) was launched in 2009 by the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) to close the policy-relevant data gaps identified following the global financial crisis. The successful conclusion of DGI-1 in September 2015 led to the launch of the second phase (DGI-2), with the objective to ensure regular collection and dissemination of reliable and timely statistics for policy use. DGI-2 concluded in December 2021.

In the fall of 2021, the G20 FMCBGs endorsed the concept note for the third phase of the initiative (DGI-3). DGI-3 includes 14 recommendations addressing four statistical areas (i) climate change; (ii) household distributional information; (iii) Fintech and financial inclusion; and (iv) access to private sources of data and administrative data, and data sharing.