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AIDDATA AND DEVELOPMENT: Avoiding Data Graveyards

April 24, 2017 @ 9:00 AM11:00 AM EDT

Avoiding Data Graveyards: What Makes Development Data Fit for Purpose?

200 decision-makers in three countries already shared their views. Join the discussion on April 24th to add your voice.

Governments and organizations make a multitude of decisions every day about how to allocate, monitor and evaluate development assistance. Which communities should receive scarce resources? Which programs generate the highest return on investment and should be flagged for expansion? Are development projects being delivered on time and achieving their desired results?

Despite a seismic shift in our capacity to produce data to answer these questions and more, we know little about who uses this information, in which contexts, and why. In the report Avoiding Data Graveyards: Insights from Data Producers and Users in Three Countries, we shed light on the demand for data by development decision-makers and those that advise them in three countries – Senegal, Timor Leste, and Honduras.

Join us April 24th for an engaging discussion about the report’s findings and implications for the sustainable development data of the future. We’ll hear reactions from leaders that fund, produce, promote, and use development data in their work. Together, we’ll look for ways to avoid data graveyards and ensure that calls for a data revolution have a greater likelihood of improving people’s lives.


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