We are now at a stage where we have not only identified the most common problems in this functional area but have also developed and refined various practices, standards and tools for effective data management. This practice enables our clients in better planning, management, analysis, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of their work. In addition, through this practice, we help our clients make the most out of their research initiatives.
Be it qualitative or quantitative, we collect data in every assignment. And we have done just that in difficult areas, on paper and electronically, with small and very large as well as diverse teams.
Data management is another area like M&E that requires significant attention in Pakistan in particular and other developing countries in general. In our years of interaction with organisations in various sectors and countries, both small and multi-nationals alike, we have almost always come across poor data management and architecture which is one of the root causes of problems at hand. If it wasn’t the core problem, it surely turned out to be a major hindrance in planning and implementation of the required solution. As such, developing this practice independently over time became more of a necessity.