Annie serves as DG’s technical advisor for research design, indicator development, methodological guidance, and strategies for increasing the use of data for decision-making. She works to synthesize learnings across DG’s portfolio into comprehensive processes, methodologies, and best practices on using data and evidence for decision-making. Annie brings six years of experience of research methods in social science and public policy, focusing on issues of public policy, governance, and monitoring and evaluation.
She has a Masters of Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin, and Bachelors degrees in both Psychology and International Relations from North Carolina State University.
For as long as Development Gateway has specialized in data, we have also specialized in data visualizations. In that time, we have discovered the pitfalls and learned ways that data visualizations can increase data use. In this post, we look specifically at selecting the right type of visualization for the story you want to tell.
As governments look to “build back better,” we can expect an influx of government spending to stimulate the economy, and a shift in priority goods and services to purchase. While the world transitions from emergency response to recovery, governments’ focus will shift from using technology to procure other products, to procuring technology products themselves.
Achieving resilient public procurement goes beyond digitization and automation: data generated through these processes must also be used by government to make smarter decisions – particularly during crisis – and by civil society to hold government accountable for those decisions.