Avoiding Data Graveyards: Insights from Data Producers & Users in Three Countries
By chica

The “data revolution” has put statistics squarely at the heart of the sustainable development agenda. Success will depend upon not only the international community’s ability to transform how we produce data, but also the extent to which governments, civil society, and development partners use this information effectively to improve people’s lives. Technical efforts to strengthen data production are laudable, but they will have little utility if divorced from the messiness of the decision-making processes, in which policymakers and practitioners make consequential choices about how to translate the rhetoric of the SDGs into reality.

Published On
January 1, 2017
Author
Samantha Custer and Tanya Sethi
Published By
Aid Data Center for Development Policy