Get ready for data! – A tool to guide data use for early child development

Data is vital as cities investigate ways to measure progress and improve outcomes for children and caregivers. This tool is designed to help city leaders, officials and early child development practitioners to make practical decisions. The result of a collaboration between the Bernard van Leer Foundation and the Open Data Institute, It guides teams through the key considerations for planning a data-informed project or policy, including strategy, data collection and use, and ethics and engagement.

The tool consists of:

  • Single page matrix – to be completed by an individual;
  • A6 small cards – to distribute among a team for discussion;
  • A4 large cards – to print and use in workshops;
  • Google doc version – to complete online and collaborate with others;
  • Links to reports, articles and additional reading.