Publications focused on Global Data Policy

Delivering Data Where it Counts
Delivering Data Where it Counts

Based on case studies that document drivers and the value of subnational data programming, DG and DCLI have developed a set of principles for subnational data use. These principles – and the collection of case studies – are a living document

Global Data Policy
En Français, Policy, White Paper
UNICEF Data for Children: Philippines
UNICEF Data for Children Landscape Diagnostics

Since 2017, DG has worked across seven countries and two regions to support the roll-out of UNICEF’s Data for Children Strategic Framework. This included developing country ecosystem diagnostics and strategic action plans for UNICEF Country Offices in Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam, Lesotho, and Ethiopia; and for the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office.

Global Data Policy, Strategic Advisory Services
Landscape Analysis, Policy, Project
Decision Making and Data Use Landscaping
Decision-Making and Data Use Landscaping: Better Data, Better Decisions

This work examines the role that data plays in supporting key decisions taken by DFID at the strategy, portfolio (sector or country), and program level.

Global Data Policy
Landscape Analysis, Policy
Results Data Initiative
Results Data Initiative Findings: Phase I

Governments, development partners, and implementers spend millions of dollars every year collecting data on results. How do we make these investments most effective? Studied how results data is collected, shared, and used in three countries: Ghana, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka, across the health and agriculture sectors.

Global Data Policy
Final Report, Policy, Project
Avoiding Data Graveyards
Development Data & Decision Making Reports

In 2016, with our partners at the AidData Center for Development Policy, DG undertook three country studies exploring how development data influence decision-making in Timor-Leste, Honduras, and Senegal. The "Avoiding Data Graveyards" report details the findings of those studies.

Global Data Policy
Policy, White Paper