Policy Report

Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why?

Date Published

Mar 1, 2016

Authors

Samantha Custer, Zachary Rice, Takaaki Masaki, Rebecca Latourell, Bradley Parks

Publisher

Citation

Custer, S., Masaki, T., Sethi, T., Latourell, R., Rice, Z., & Parks, B.C. (2016). Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why? Williamsburg, VA: AidData at William & Mary and the Governance Data Alliance.

Announcement

This report evaluates the use of governance data among policymakers and practitioners in 126 low- and middle- income countries. Research institutions, multilateral development banks, bilateral aid agencies, and civil society groups increasingly produce governance data to identify strong and weaker performers, inform resource allocation decisions, and support domestic reform champions in countries around the world. However, governance data producers know relatively little about who actually uses their diagnostic and advisory tools and why. The objective of this report is to help close this knowledge gap.

Funding: This study was commissioned by the Governance Data Alliance with financial support from the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and Omidyar Network. NORCat the University of Chicago assisted in fielding the survey upon which this report is based. This report represents the views of the authors alone and does not speak for the organizations or individuals who have contributed their insights or finances to its production.

Samantha Custer
Policy Analysis

Samantha Custer

Director of Policy Analysis

Takaaki Masaki

Takaaki Masaki

Senior Research Analyst

Tanya Sethi
Policy Analysis

Tanya Sethi

Senior Policy Analyst

Rebecca Latourell

Rebecca Latourell

Senior Program Manager

Bradley C. Parks

Bradley C. Parks

Executive Director

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