Working Paper Series (SD/WP/09/September 2019): Every Policy Is Connected (EPIC): A generic tool for policy-data integration

Working Paper Series (SD/WP/09/September 2019): Every Policy Is Connected (EPIC): A generic tool for policy-data integration

Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

Evidence-based policy making requires reliable and high-quality statistics at a desirable level of aggregation. However, evidence on what and what levels of aggregation are desirable are questions that statisticians alone cannot answer. This paper introduces features and application of a tool called EPIC (Every Policy Is Connected) that facilitates policy-data dialogue aiming to identify policy priorities as well as data needs. The tool integrates the four dimensions of development (Economic, Environmental, Institutional and Social) in every policy plan and develops a comprehensive indicator framework for policy monitoring. The outputs from the application of EPIC are two types: data and aggregation/disaggregation needs (for immediate action), and recommendations on policy formulation and indicator development (for future considerations).

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