Data Assessment Matrix - Main Users / Purpose

files/images_static/user.jpg District planners, Provincial planners, Sectoral planners, NGOs, Donor organisations

Understanding and knowing where important planning information is located is essential for the planners and managers. Since it is highly unlikely that the planner can collect, update all sectoral and intersectoral data, his/her role and responsibility should be to act as a sort of "information manager". The first step in being able to manage anything rests in knowing where things are.

First steps in any planning process will be to gain a complete overview of what exists in the district, what the quality level of this information is, how detailed it is, who updates it, are there similar forms of information being collected by others, and so on. The description being provided here assumes that the tool is being used for the first time, however, once applied it merely requires regular updating.