Data are critical for decision making at USAID and inform communication to development stakeholders, such as host country counterparts, other USG colleagues, and the public at large. USAID goes to great lengths to ensure use of collected data, whether to inform activity implementation or to make strategy adjustments in mission portfolio reviews. Data are indispensable to annual reporting to Congress, which includes the Performance Plan and Report. Data can also be important for future use when the public or USAID staff need to access data for reanalysis.
To ensure data utilization, it’s important to have processes and structures in place to support staff in analyzing, making sense of, and using data. This month, we’re excited about USAID Learning Lab resources that can connect your data to decision-making. Discover some of our resources below!