About

Resource Watch provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future.

More data are available today than ever before. Yet too often policymakers, business leaders, and analysts cannot access the data they need to make informed decisions about the environment and human well-being.

That’s why WRI and over 30 partners built Resource Watch, a dynamic platform that leverages technology, data, and human networks to bring unprecedented transparency about the planet right now.

Resource Watch features hundreds of data sets all in one place on the state of the planet’s resources and citizens. Users can visualize challenges facing people and the planet, from climate change to poverty, water risk to state instability, air pollution to human migration, and more.

Resource Watch is currently in Beta, and we’re dedicated to growing it and making it stronger every day. We will be regularly adding new data sets, functionality, and blogs. If you see anything that could be improved, please let us know.

What can I do with Resource Watch?

Government Staff
Use dashboards and alerts to monitor the conditions of the environment and its relevance to citizens. Find reliable data to inform policies to advance your agenda.
Business Analysts
Track and visualize business risks and opportunities across your global operations for multiple issues or pull data into your own systems for analysis.
Journalists
Find out what’s happening in the world right now and access trustworthy data to discover new insights and inform stories.
Researchers
Find robust data for your analysis or share your own data and insights with others who can act on them.
Citizens
Understand the issues affecting your community, identify sustainable options, and share your findings to inspire action and hold decision-makers accountable.
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Learn what you can do with Resource Watch.

Our values

Reliability
Resource Watch data are curated by World Resources Institute’s independent, nonpartisan experts, drawing from the best peer-reviewed and authoritative sources on the issues that matter the most. Learn more about our data curation process.
Openness
We are committed to making information accessible and usable. Whenever possible, our data are made publicly available under open licenses, and the Resource Watch platform is open source for others to use and build upon.
Community
A sustainable future is only possible when we work together. Resource Watch is a global partnership of public, private, and civil society organizations, supported by a growing community of users, including you. Learn more about how you can help.

Our supporters

Resource Watch is hosted and convened by the World Resources Institute (WRI). Financial support for Resource Watch comes from a generous anchor grant from DOB Ecology and a start-up grant from The Tilia Fund. Resource Watch has supporting grants from Skoll Global Threats Fund and Bloomberg Philanthropies, as well as institutional grants to the World Resources Institute from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Resource Watch would not be possible without the generous contributions of our partners.

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