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Metrics and Data for Self-Reliance: Evidence From Honduras


This brief explores metrics and data from the perspective of the decision-making of public and private stakeholders in Honduras and their journey to self-reliance contributing evidence and learning from the USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity to JSR Learning Question # 3: 

How are countries, Missions, donors, implementing partners, and local actors using metrics and data to understand progress toward self-reliance? How are they applying this understanding?

Data and metrics are a shared need offering significant co-creation opportunities for USAID activities, with a potential to leverage public and private sector funding and to address some of the common challenges we see that affect self-reliance, as reported by Honduran stakeholders:

Paving the way for more market-based solutions for metrics and data can strengthen the ability of the local system to solve its current and future development challenges. The brief offers several tactical areas for having a systemic affect on data and metrics:

  • Bridging silos to support coordinated action in data and metrics initiatives,
  • Integrating data into decision-making through advocacy and communication channels,
  • Building trust and quality and objectivity through independent research institutions.

Learn more of the reflections and learning from the USAID Honduras TMS Activity by reading the learning brief Metrics and Data for Self-Reliance.

For further questions and comments, please contact author Dun Grover, TMS ME&L Director at [email protected], Jacob Gray, TMS Learning Specialist at [email protected], or Anastasia Buyanova, USAID/Honduras ME&L Specialist at [email protected]


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