Data for Decision Making

The use of data is essential to socioeconomic development. Vital Wave helps clients maximize the use of data and analytics for improved decision making and performance.

Today, more than ever, effective data analytics can help foundations, governments, and corporations identify growth strategies to improve reach, efficiency, and impact. Reliable data is needed throughout the life cycle of a program to support investment decisions, evaluate performance, and make ongoing improvements. Yet, lack of coordination, data ownership and control issues, insufficient governance structures, and low technical and analytical capabilities are persistent challenges for the use of data systems in low-resource settings.

Vital Wave applies its ICT4D leadership and a suite of end-to-end services to help international donors, governments, and businesses maximize the use of data for socioeconomic development.  Vital Wave provides data-driven, user-centered landscape assessments, business cases, and financial and operational plans to guide programmatic investments.  In addition, Vital Wave helps organizations build a culture of data use through change management and capacity building.

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The universe of all digital data created in the world grew 30% a year over the last 30 years, five times faster than the world economy.