AidData Policy Report

Decoding Data Use: How do leaders source data and use it to accelerate development?

Date Published

Nov 28, 2017

Authors

Takaaki Masaki, Samantha Custer, Agustina Eskenazi, Alena Stern, Rebecca Latourell

Publisher

Citation

Masaki, T., Custer, S., Eskenazi, A., Stern, A., and Latourell, R. (2017). Decoding Data Use: How do leaders source data and use it to accelerate development? Williamsburg, VA: AidData at the College of William & Mary. 

AidData Policy Report

Decoding Data Use: How do leaders source data and use it to accelerate development?

Date Published

Nov 28, 2017

Authors

Takaaki Masaki, Samantha Custer, Agustina Eskenazi, Alena Stern, Rebecca Latourell

Citation

Masaki, T., Custer, S., Eskenazi, A., Stern, A., and Latourell, R. (2017). Decoding Data Use: How do leaders source data and use it to accelerate development? Williamsburg, VA: AidData at the College of William & Mary. 

The Decoding Data Use report reveals what 3500 leaders have to say about the types of data or analysis they use, from what sources, and for which purposes in the context of their work. Our study draws upon responses to AidData’s 2017 Listening to Leaders Survey of public officials and development practitioners from 126 low- and middle-income countries (LICs and MICs). Armed with these insights, we help funders, producers, advocates, and infomediaries of development data understand how to position themselves for greater impact.