Data collection,  Survey data

Launch of DataDENT Online Survey on Data Use

Understanding how people use data is critical for developing strong programs and policy in nutrition. Data for Decisions to Expand Nutrition Transformation (DataDENT) is conducting a survey to better understand how people in the multisectoral nutrition community—including health, agriculture, water and sanitation, and social protection—use data in their work.

Professionals working in programs, policy, advocacy or data at global, regional, country or sub-national levels are invited to participate in an online survey. The survey is available here (or at the full link: and will be open until Tuesday, 31 July 2018. The survey is available in English, French, and Spanish.

Our goal is to solicit feedback from a broad audience, including government policymakers, program planners and nutrition researchers. Respondents will be asked about their use of nutrition-related indicators, data sources, and perceived gaps in the data systems.

We look forward to disseminating the findings later this year. The information gathered will be used to inform recommendations and potential investments to improve availability, quality, and use of nutrition-related data.

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Data for Decisions to Expand Nutrition Transformation (DataDENT) is a four-year initiative (2017-2021) implemented by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Results for Development Institute (R4D) with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

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