2.3 Where it stands in the data management cycle
The data management cycle describes all the specific steps required for effective information management. As such, the data management cycle outlines the different processes required to produce and use data, thereby facilitating effective evidence-based decision-making in humanitarian and development activities.
Well-executed analysis based on high quality data is key to the entire cycle. However, it is important to note that data analysis is one component of a larger cycle to enable data-driven decision making in the humanitarian and development sectors, as seen in the diagram above.
This toolbox is focusing primarily on data analysis, while also providing guidance on adjacent tasks in the data management cycle.