DG Publications Library

Results Data Initiative White Papers

DG's recent white papers shares our thinking around smarter M&E investments to drive data use, gained from Results Data Initiative implementation.

The August 2018 paper, 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.

The December 2018 paper, The Custom Assessment Landscaping Methodology (CALM): Balancing Accountability and Learning in M&E Systems, shares one approach for developing tools and processes that increase the utility and impact of data for decision-making. It also shares case studies from our work with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of Malawi to provide an overview of how implementing CALM supports the design of more balanced M&E data systems.

International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Implementation Reports

Below contains all of the findings from DG's June 2018 work partnering with Development Initiatives (DI) on IATI-AIMS (Aid Information Management Systems) integration, using UNICEF IATI data in Madagascar and Senegal country level systems.

Check out our blog post for more insight on the release of these reports, and Development Initiatives' parallel post as well! Additionally, the 2016 Use of IATI in Country Systems report fed directly into implementation of this work and the generation of these reports.

Results Data Initiative Phase I Findings

An overview of the Results Data Initiative and the Phase I findings of our work:

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.

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