Information Use Map

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Year: 2011


Existing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems typically focus on data collection and reporting to higher levels, while little attention is paid to how the data can be used locally for program improvements. As a result, there are many missed opportunities for feedback mechanisms and the identification of specific ways in which the data can be analyzed to make mid-course corrections.

Since such large amounts of money and effort are being devoted to collecting data and reporting in health information systems, maximizing the impact of that data for real-world benefit is essential. This is where the Information Use Mapping tool is so valuable.