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Developing Data-Driven Capabilities to Support Policymaking

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Figure 1. Developing Data-Driven Capabilities to Support Policymaking (Text Description)

Figure 1 consists of a four-stage process for developing data-driven capabilities to support policymaking. A vertical box on the left asks "Who Are the Stakeholders?" Four arrows extend to the right from this box to four separate boxes that are aligned parallel to the vertical box.

The first of these boxes is labeled "Definitions and Priorities," and it includes the question, "What are the policy problems?" Another box to the right of this one has an arrow pointing back toward "Definitions and Priorities" and includes the following three bulleted items:

  • Articulating a common definition of the safety net.
  • Clarifying current concerns and priorities.
  • Understanding what questions need to be answered.

The next box below "Definitions and Priorities" is labeled "Data" and includes the question, "What data are available to support policy decisions?" Another box to the right of this one has an arrow pointing back toward "Data" and includes the following four bulleted items:

  • Assembling a matrix of available data sources.
  • Determining available measures.
  • Identifying need for new or additional data.
  • Developing an inventory of current and past initiatives.

Beneath the box labeled "Data" is the box labeled "Assessment" and includes the question, "What do the data indicate about the current state of affairs?" Another box to the right of this one has an arrow pointing back toward "Assessment" and includes the following three bulleted items:

  • Analyzing data.
  • Clarifying the limitations of current knowledge.
  • Disseminating findings.

The box below the one labeled "Assessment" is labeled "Action" and includes the question, "What policy options are supported by the data?" Another box to the right of this one has an arrow pointing back toward "Action" and includes the following three bulleted items:

  • Evaluating the impact of past and current initiatives.
  • Estimating short- and long-term effects of current options.
  • Recommending policy options.

In addition, an arrow extends from the box labeled "Action" to the one above it labeled "Assessment." Another arrow extends from the box labeled "Action" to the one at the top labeled "Definitions and Priorities."

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