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Data for Impact (D4I) is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). D4I supports countries to realize the power of data as actionable evidence that can improve programs, policies, and—ultimately—health outcomes. D4I was awarded in September 2018 and will run until September 2023.

D4I partners with local organizations in USAID priority countries to generate evidence to inform decision making. D4I and partners use enhanced analytics, efficient and innovative evaluation approaches, and improved presentation and communication of evaluation data to expand the current state of data analysis and use. The project aims to increase local capacity and prepare partners at the country level to independently conduct data analysis and evaluation to inform policymaking and, ultimately, become direct recipients of USAID funding.

D4I seeks to achieve the following results:

  • Generate the evidence needed for program and policy decision making through expanded use of existing data sources and develop new data through innovative designs and data collection strategies
  • Strengthen local technical capacity to generate evidence for health decision making independently and organizational and financial capacity to be prepared to receive direct funding from USAID
  • Facilitate compelling, user-friendly data visualization and communication strategies to enhance data use for the improvement of global health programs and policies

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), through the Carolina Population Center (CPC), leads D4I in partnership with Palladium, ICF, John Snow, Inc. (JSI), and Tulane University. This consortium has 25 years of experience working in low-resource settings to strengthen local capacity to generate and use high-quality health data to make evidence-informed, strategic decisions for health policy and programming at local, regional, and national levels. D4I draws on the technical expertise that exists in each organization and an extensive network of local organizations in USAID priority countries.

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