Data quality is central to our work and allows us to confidently make data-driven improvements to our programming and stand behind our reported results. We conduct data quality assessments based on five categories: validity, reliability, timeliness, precision, and integrity. Using industry best practices, innovative MEL methodologies, and the latest technology for data collection, management, and analysis, we mobilize large quantities of data for effective management and evidence-based decision making in our development projects. This focus on quality data enables us to track and deliver results for our stakeholders and beneficiaries.
Data Quality and Management.
The Contract Side of CLA
Technical experts share how they have approached the contract side of collaborating, learning, and adapting.
Making CLA Sustainable
How can global development projects and practitioners make CLA sustainable? Our technical experts from around the world share their thoughts.
Getting Buy-In for CLA
How can global development projects get others on board when it comes to the collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) approach? Our technical experts from around the world share their thoughts.
Making Supply Chain Data Visibility a Reality
With a new tool at their disposal, health facilities in Malawi are collecting reliable data that ensures lifesaving medicines and supplies reach their final destination.
Making Vaccines More Visible
By expanding the reach of its vaccine management information system, Pakistan is poised to increase immunization coverage and save thousands of lives from preventable diseases through greater data visibility.
Better Data for Better Farms in Ghana
A new real-time data survey system is helping Ghanaian policymakers make more strategic decisions that will benefit the agriculture sector as a whole.
Communities across southern Africa are collecting information about the Limpopo River Basin and improving the lives of those who depend on the basin’s aquifers.
Building Resilience to Climate Change in Indonesia
Indonesian coastal communities are developing management tools to ensure the health of their fisheries and build resilience to climate change.
2020 Vision: Three Development Trends of the New Decade
The development community needs $2.5 trillion in additional finance each year to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Estefania McPhaul and Julian Guelig explore three global development trends we’ll see in 2020 to meet this need and to navigate the changing development landscape.
Let’s Get Creative: Localized Data Collection for Stronger Project Outcomes
How can the development community become more creative with data collection to navigate complex operating environments and gather accurate, high-quality, consistent data?
News: Innovation, Technology, and Advancing the SDGs at ICT4D 2019
At the 2019 Information and Communications Technology for Development Conference, experts from more than 70 countries convene to share technological innovation and explore the role of technology in global development.
Good, Cheap, Fast – Pick Two
Not every context is right for an off-the-shelf software solution. Just because a product exists, it doesn’t mean the collaboration with a vendor will be successful. Chris Gegenheimer shares a few key factors for success from an implementer’s perspective.
Applying the Principles for Digital Development to Real-World Challenges
The Principles for Digital Development can guide our approach to technology by helping us ask the right questions. Hillary Eason, Ehsanullah Hassani, and Robert Lord-Biggers highlight their application of the principles while tackling an MIS project in Afghanistan.
Who Says Math Isn’t Cool? Applying Mathematical Optimization in Public Health Supply Chains
Health supply chain managers face limited resources and increasing responsibility to ensure the right medicines are in the right place at the right time for patients. Mathematical optimization allows them to make the best decisions possible with limited resources.
Big Data. Big Impact.
Big data is not just for big private sector firms in the developing world. It is having a big impact on development.