Module IV: Gathering and Analyzing Data
A wide range of strategic- and operational-level information is required to measure progress of development investments in FCV settings. And while development professionals often bemoan the lack of data, the fact is there is more available than ever before. For one, World Bank and other partner organizations need to invest in data collection, leverage partnerships, and harness new methods and tools that have recently become available. This module sets out a range of sources of macro- and micro-level data to help better track change in complex environments.
Most development professionals working in FCV contexts are acutely aware of data shortages and gaps. Even when national statistics on governance, health, education, employment, security, and justice are available, there are understandable concerns that they are patchy, poor quality, and periodic. Consequently, results frameworks and M&E systems are often highly flawed or partial. This section summarizes some useful sources of data to measure strategic and operational progress. It calls on teams to not only rely on existing administrative or internal data but also to look outside the organization and generate new information where feasible.
Included in this Module:
- What Kind of Data Are Needed to Monitor FCV?
- What Kind of Data Are Available to Track Progress on FCV Elements?
- What Is the Difference Between Macro-Level and Micro-Level Data?
- Using Perception Surveys to Track Indicators in FCV Contexts
- Assessing Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Using Micro-Level Data