Segment I : Panel Discussion
- Data is essential for involving communities in problem-solving and co-creating solutions and can bring invisible aspects of issues to light, such as malnutrition
- Using data can empower end-users and deepen the impact of solutions, but it is important to consider how to share data effectively
- Common metrics for NGOs include funds raised, cost per employee, cost per beneficiary, and amount of money in the bank, while sector-specific metrics will vary
- The government is adopting a data-driven approach to development and empowerment, monitoring metrics across different sectors to increase transparency and accountability
- The government aims to improve data capacity in ministries and encourages NGOs to integrate their programs with government initiatives
- The panel's key takeaway is a call to action for NGOs and individuals to leverage data to transform communities and empower people.