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Guide | Data-Driven Program Improvements


Guide to Data-Driven Program Improvements

In this guide to data-driven program improvements, we’ll walk you through the process of evaluating your current data practices, whether that’s donor reports, baseline & endline reports, or just monthly report outs to your team. Then, we’ll show you how to quickly create more regular reports of that same data. By reviewing these metrics more regularly, you’ll be able to spot potential areas that can improve not only your application but your program overall – whether it’s related to the resources you have, the workforce you support, or how you make your services available to the communities you serve.

This is an iterative process that will continue for the duration of your program. And if you’re anything like us, there will be things you spot the first time through that will make you want to go right back and do it again to make your program even better.

Inside the data you’ve already collected are hidden insights that can improve your program—and maybe even save it.

Learn everything you need to know about data-driven program improvements

Included in our Guide to Data-Driven Program Improvements

Evaluate current data practices with the data you already have

Setting up data to review it more regularly

Uncover hidden insights through resource reallocation, (re)training and modifying services

Using CommCare data to adapt to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases

Make your program better from data you already collect and proceses you already follow

Puting it altogether to create a robust program for your use case

See CommCare in Action

Watch as our team takes you through the design of a basic app in CommCare

The Latest on Mobile Data Collection Programs

Updates and advice from our world-class partners and Global Services team

Abt Associates - Vector Link: Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying program

Providing an innovative mHealth solution with CommCare for sustainable intervention of malaria reduction.

USAID Cambodia Integrated Early Childhood Development Activity

Supporting vulnerable newborns and young children to reach their developmental potential through nurturing care and intensive interventions during the first 1,000 days.

Enabling Supportive Supervision to Improve Health Outcomes in Malawi

Enabling supervision of health facilities and programs through the digital integrated supportive supervision (ISS) tool developed by Dimagi.

Learn how CommCare helps programs around the world

More than 2000 projects across 80 countries rely on CommCare for their mobile data collection and reporting needs


“We are ready to design applications that are everything from simple and straightforward to those with challenging and unique designs and use cases.”

- Ted Barlow, President

Sehgal Foundation

“CommCare gave us the ability to control the experience of our fieldbased data collectors, which drastically reduced human error.”

- Bhawna Mangla, Senior Research Associate

Let There Be Light International

“Thank you for helping us to gather data, refine programming, and spread the message about our impact in fighting global climate change and extreme poverty.”

- Sarah Baird, Executive Director



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