Making data work for the poor

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Published on March 12, 2014

Author: ben_mtega

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A presentation prepared for a UNDP-hosted dialogue on data and accountability for the post-2015 development framework

Making data work for the poor: Twaweza’s experience in East Africa Ben Taylor 30/01/2014

the starting point

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obstacles / challenges • Who has access to data? Who does it empower? • What kind of data empowers the people we want to empower? • Detail, simplicity, stories, comparisons • Privacy overlooked • Politics and relationships overlooked

hard-earned personal experience

lessons from Maji Matone • Hype vs reality • Tech is not a magic bullet, nor is data • Context matters • Politics matters, so get the politics right • Relationships matter, so get the relationships right

what’s the theory of change? Data Reduced poverty, better services, accountability, etc. What? What? What? What? What? What? What? What? What? What? What? DATA + WHAT? = CHANGE

• Do I understand? • Is it new info? • Is it worse than expected? • Do I care? • Is it my responsibility? • Do I have the skills? • Can I do anything? • New ideas for actions? • Can I achieve anything alone? • Will others join me? Lieberman, Posner, Tsai version

conclusions – three things that really matter People RelationshipsPolitics

Asanteni Ben Taylor @mtega btaylor@twaweza.org twaweza.org

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