White Paper Publications

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
Managing for Feminist Results: Measuring Canada's Feminist International Assistance
Managing for Feminist Results: Measuring Canada’s Feminist International Assistance

In 2017, Canada rolled out the world's first Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP). Through the Results Data Initiative (RDI), we worked with Global Affairs Canada - International Assistance (GAC-IA) to develop its FIAP M&E work plan, design a comprehensive FIAP M&E system to fit within its existing frameworks, and calculate pre-FIAP baseline values for all 26 indicators identified. This paper outlines the challenges and opportunities that development agencies may face when adopting new and/or feminist policies, and provides an overview of how other development agencies can integrate a feminist lens into their M&E frameworks.

Strategic Advisory Services
Policy, White Paper
Understanding Data Use
Understanding Data Use: Building M&E Systems that Empower Users

Understanding Data Use: Building M&E Systems that Empower Users, emphasizes how critical it is for decision-makers to consider users’ decision space – from the institutional all the way to technical levels – in achieving data uptake.

Policy, White Paper
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