EVENT: On November 28, 2017, AidData's Director of Policy Analysis, Samantha Custer, joined experts from the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group, the OECD, and Paris21 for an engaging panel discussion on enhancing the role of data in development. The event was livestreamed, and a recording is available. For a presentation of findings from this report, watch the video from 37:11 to 45:00 minutes at the World Bank's site.

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., & 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. 

Update: A revised version of this paper has been published in Health Economics.

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., & 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. 

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