Smart Aid: Data and Development, Why Better Data Means Smarter Aid

Monday, July 18, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

MCC’s Smart Aid series is designed to promote the sharing of best practices, innovative approaches, and lessons learned across a range of development topics to foster greater collaboration and effectively move aid forward.

With data-driven, evidence-based decision-making at our core, MCC has helped set the standard for foreign aid transparency and accountability. From selecting country partners, to designing and implementing projects, to monitoring and evaluation, data informs MCC’s work from start to finish.

MCC’s innovations in data collection, analysis, and partnerships are helping people lift themselves out of poverty around the world; MCC continually leverages data to improve aid distribution and efficacy.

At this event, a panel of MCC staff discussed how the agency uses data for selection of partner countries, in evaluation of projects, to maintain open and transparent data, and how the agency engages in data collaboratives such as PEPFAR.

  • Dan Barnes, Director, Policy and Evaluation
  • Jack Molyneaux, Director, Policy and Evaluation
  • Catherine Marschner, Open Data Specialist, Department of Administration and Finance
  • Agnieszka Rawa, Managing Director, Department of Compact Operations
  • Moderated by: Beth Zeitler, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow

See the conversation on Twitter @MCCgov or @MCC_data #SmartAid.


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