USAID is committed to improving evaluation and data quality to ensure that evidence informs decisions and policies, and improves programs. The Agency has made significant progress over the past five years and is being recognized for these efforts.
Tag archives for Data
Online to On the Ground: How Students in Virginia Supported Nepal Earthquake Recovery
When a devastating earthquake shook Nepal last April, my fellow students at the College of William & Mary and I jumped into action. In mapping affected areas, our efforts helped guide recovery aspects and allow first responders to carry out life-saving efforts.
Turning Data into Action
How is USAID taking advantage of advances in data and technology? Read how innovators from Senegal to Kosovo are turning data into action.
Filling the Void: Thinking About Limited Data in the Developing World
All data are not created equal and are certainly not uniformly available or reliable across the world. USAID and the development community should prioritize working to increase the amount of reliable data available to inform decision making.
How Progress Works: A Disappointing Microbicides Trial and Why We’re Not Discouraged
Back to the drawing board: The FACTS 001 trial, a study to test whether tenofovir gel could prevent HIV infection, did not confirm the gel’s effectiveness. While these results are disappointing, USAID is supporting the development of many other promising solutions, including vaginal rings and long-acting injectables.
Are you using USAID’s data? We want to hear about it!
USAID is committed to development innovation and wants to improve user experience with our data. Do you use USAID data? Tell us about it!
10 Ways the U.S. Government is Fighting Global Climate Change (that you’ve never heard about)
Fighting lake burst in Nepal, using Nasa data to monitor forest cover, building climate smart cities in coastal Asia. Read about these and other ways the U.S. Government is hard at work helping protect our planet and the billions of people who share it.
In Progress: How USAID is increasing transparency and modernizing information
On May 9, 2013, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order #13642 “Making Open & Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information.” The Executive Order was accompanied by the Office of Management and Budget’s Open Data Policy (M-13-13), which provides guidance on implementing the Executive Order, while maintaining protections for national and operational security, and individual privacy.
How Data Drives Decisions at USAID
Impact magazine interviews Ellen Starbird, Director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID.