- As an information manager for key data and information required for district and village level planning, the district planner must always be in a position to be able to access the data, quickly and efficiently. Knowing where the information is will be a key to successfully managing the data.
- Not only is such information important for the planner but also for the sectoral line agencies and all others undertaking planning work in the district (NGOs, INGOs, donor projects, etc.).
- If a subjective assessment of the quality of data is provided, then the matrix can form a basis upon which improvements in the quality of data and the focusing of future data collection exercises can be undertaken more precisely.