Without essential data about what is causing death and disease, many countries rely on “best guess” methods to guide health resource allocation and policy decisions. Our Data for Decision Makers initiative empowers governments to use data strategically to target resources and policies that improve health and opportunity for their citizens. This work not only promotes immediate results related to better decision making but also creates a sustainable and robust data culture.
Together with our ministry partners, we evaluate data sources, identify critical metrics and develop appropriate indicators for health programming to development applications, like data dashboards, that deliver indicator data quickly and in visually clear and logical formats. We support Decision Makers as they align their internal processes to take advantage of these new applications and their strong data sources.
By developing indicators that are reflective of program and policy priorities and challenges and by creating solutions that deliver information more quickly and clearly, ministries can align internal processes and information flow and quickly benefit from access to a comprehensive health picture. By laying a foundation in accurate and timely data use that is embedded in organizational change, a data legacy is created that enables long-term and sustainable data culture transformation within a ministry.