Connecting the Dots

Gathering more data can aid development and health promotion. But data can be even more useful when researchers analyze and synthesize it to tell a larger story, argues Daniela Ligiero of the Together for Girls partnership.

For example, she writes, Together for Girls takes household data it collects on violence against children in countries such as Tanzania, Kenya and Haiti and looks for associations with factors such as orphanhood, education, adolescent pregnancy and mental health.

Such analysis uncovers answers to important questions—When are children victimized? Who victimizes them?—and can guide cross-sector interventions and policies, Ligiero writes.

Source: Council on Foreign Relations (commentary)

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