Avoiding Data Graveyards: Insights from Data Producers & Users in Three Countries
Apr 1, 2017
Samantha Custer and Tanya Sethi, Eds.
Custer, S. & Sethi, T. (Eds.) (2017). Avoiding Data Graveyards: Insights from Data Producers & Users in Three Countries. Williamsburg, VA: AidData at William & Mary.
In 2016, researchers from the AidData Center for Development Policy interviewed 200 decision-makers and those that advise them in Honduras, Timor-Leste, and Senegal. Central government officials, development partner representatives based in country, and leaders of civil society organizations (CSOs) shared their experiences in producing and using data to target development projects, monitor progress, and evaluate results. The report identifies nine barriers to the use of data and corresponding operating principles for funders and producers to make demand-driven investments in the next generation of development data and statistics.