Don’t let your data just sit there!

Learn the principles of data use for program planning.

Learn the principles of data use for program planning.

This course, Data Demand and Use: An Introduction to Concepts and Tools, provides the conceptual basis for data-informed decision making within an organization or program, or at the national, state, or district levels of government. Also included in the course are introductions to several tools to facilitate the use of data in decision making. The course describes the role of data in decision making, the determinants of data use, and the importance of sharing data and feedback from stakeholders. This online course was produced by MEASURE Evaluation with support from the United States Agency for International Development. A certificate course also is available here.

Other materials developed by MEASURE Evaluation on data demand and use include:
  • Building Leadership for Data Demand and Use: A Facilitator's Guide (English)
  • Leadership pour la demande et l'utilisation de données: Trousse à outils (French)
  • Data Demand and Use Concepts and Tools: A Training Tool Kit (English)
  • Data Demand and Use Facilitator’s Guide (English)
  • Integrating Data Demand and Use into a Monitoring and Evaluation Training Course Training Tool Kit (English)
  • Using Data to Improve Service Delivery. Training Tool Kit for Pre-service Nursing Education (English)
  • Facilitating Data Use for Gender-Aware Health Programming: Guidance for Workshop Facilitators (English)