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When development actors effectively collect and use timely, accurate, and relevant information, it can transform the way they design, implement, and evaluate programs. Instead of reporting on “what happened?” they can ask “what is happening now and how can we adapt?” This shift can mean the difference between health and sickness, resilience and economic vulnerability, and life and death.
Digital technology offers an unprecedented opportunity to develop information systems that enable a more effective and responsive approach to service delivery. But too often, individual programs create systems that do not integrate with other technologies. This can result in duplicative work that wastes money by not investing in shared platforms, as well as lost opportunities to gain new insights by sharing data across initiatives and sectors. The U.S. Global Development Lab’s Development Informatics (DevInfo) team works to break down these silos to create a coordinated, platform approach to data use that enables more effective, inclusive and responsive development.