This policy brief describes the Population Council’s project to improve access and use of demographic, health, and other public sector data that are essential evidence for development policy planning and evaluation. In many countries, access to data is limited and, when data are available, the format is rarely user-friendly for nonprofessionals, limiting their potential applications. In recent years, the Population Council has examined access to and sharing of data through case studies in Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal, and Uganda. In phase II of the project, the Council will strive to promote domestic demand for data by working with key intermediaries—the media.
Population Council. 2010. "Données démographiques pour développement II—De la recherche à l'intervention: améliorer l'accès et l'utilsation des données par les médias," Poverty, Gender, and Youth Policy Brief no. 2. New York: Population Council.