The UN Data Revolution report that you refer to actually talks about two quite distinct revolutions: the data revolution that you quote, and a data revolution for sustainable development. Globalisation may have made the world smaller but it hasn't removed the huge resource (and technological) divide between developed and developing countries.The Africa Data Consensus defines the data revolution as
A profound shift in the way that data is harnessed to impact on development decision-making, with a particular emphasis on building a culture of usage. The process of embracing a wide range of data communities and diverse range of data sources, tools, and innovative technologies, to provide disaggregated data for decision-making, service delivery and citizen engagement; and information for Africa to own its narrative.
The Consensus talks of building an ecosystem -
Multiple data communities, all types of data (old and new), institutions, laws and policy frameworks, and innovative technologies and tools, interacting to achieve the data revolution.
This poses challenges for both public institutions and civil society. Governments need to commit to the opening and broadening of official statistics to formally recognise credible data from civil society, academia and the private sector, Civil society in turn needs to partner with government in a common effort to meet the information needs of decision-makers at both national and local level.