Data Demand and Information Use in the Health Sector: A Conceptual Framework

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Author(s): Foreit K, Moreland S, LaFond A

Year: 2006

Data Demand and Information Use (DDIU or DDU) is a strategy to identify opportunities for and constraints to effective and strategic data collection, analysis, availability, and use. This strategy begins with an assessment that helps stakeholders, policy-makers, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practitioners determine points of entry for DDIU intervention. Once specific needs are identified, DDIU core tools can be utilized to stimulate data demand and capacity building and enhance evidence-based decision making.