What’s the impact of bad data on policy decisions in Africa? Without good data, it is difficult to evaluate how programs are performing. Unfortunately, in many developing countries in Africa, good data – accurate, timely, and disaggregated – is hard to come by. Organizations like the African Population Health Research Center are working to create national policies to enable stronger data systems. Read this article to learn more about their efforts.
Data is the first, crucial step. Then you need smart, objective analysis to make sense of the data and shape the narrative. Once the data supply side is up to par, the hope is that decision makers at all levels will increasingly demand relevant information to lay the foundation for policy making and budgeting.”
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Organizations across 60+ countries use Dimagi’s open-source mobile platform, CommCare, to improve data collection and bring efficiency, visibility, and scalability to field-based studies. Read how CommCare solves the issues many programs face when it comes to data integrity and security here.