Information is needed to use in planning, monitoring and evaluation of the
policies and programs that will together achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in holding to account those in positions of power over resources and other decisions that affect people’s lives.

SAT’s approach is based on arguments that for the SDG’s to succeed and to achieve gender equality, quality data is required. Our data strategy is in response to the changing context and the greater emphasis on building and facilitating partnerships as a pathway to change:

  • The integration of new data with existing data to produce high-quality information that is more detailed, timely and relevant for many purposes and users, especially to foster and monitor health;

  • The increase in the usefulness of data through a much greater degree of openness and transparency, avoiding invasion of privacy and abuse of human rights from misuse of data on individuals and groups, and minimising inequality in production, access to and use of information;

  • Increase in the demand for and use of knowledge to build and support a network of policy- and decision-makers to strengthen the demand for health policy and systems. Engaging decision-makers at local and regional levels and implement mechanisms to identify and use available knowledge to improve health systems

Ultimately, more empowered people, better policies, better decisionsand greater participation and accountability, leading to better outcomes for people and the planet.

Watch this space! Soon we will be launching our exciting Data xChange platform!