Using Data for Decision Making: Recommendations to Inform Design of Interventions

Failure to consider all empirical evidence before making decisions hinders a health system’s ability to respond to priority needs throughout its many levels. This publication synthesizes findings of assessments of constraints to data use conducted by MEASURE Evaluation and highlights recommendations for designing interventions to stimulate demand for and improve the use of data for decision making.

CoverSignificant human and financial resources have been invested worldwide in the collection of data on populations, facilities and communities. Unfortunately, this information is often not used by key stakeholders to effectively inform policy and programmatic decision making. The failure to consider all the empirical evidence before making decisions hinders the health system’s ability to respond to priority needs throughout its many levels.

This publication synthesizes findings of assessments of constraints to data use conducted by MEASURE Evaluation and highlights recommendations for designing interventions to stimulate demand for and improve the use of data for decision making.

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