The VENN Diagram below was developed under the Grand Bargain work stream on Needs Assessments: it explains why cooperation between Data users and Producers is essential to Evidence-Based Decision-Making along a predictable process for data collection and analysis that supports humanitarian decision-making.
Cooperation is essential, as DTM and partners bring different skillsets to the joint process of evidence-based decision-making. DTM brings the expertise on assessment and data collection (in addition to expertise on data and IM, with partners Information Management colleagues). Partners are the Subject matter experts and the decision makers (for their response). DTM and Partners both bring expertise on cultural/context, through their local staff, local organizations, local service providers.
The diagram is available on the Grand Bargain IASC website and in English, French and Spanish on: https://displacement.iom.int/dtm-partners-toolkit/venn-evidence-based-decision-making.
- For concrete examples of the four skillsets, see the second page of the tool: Grand Bargain EDAUUR, VENN diagram on Evidence Based Decision Making and Response.pptx: https://displacement.iom.int/dtm-partners-toolkit/venn-evidence-based-decision-making
- For a detailed description of the roles of the four skillsets, as identified under the Grand Bargain work stream for Needs Assessment, please see the EDAUUR Tools Ensuring Data and Analysis is Useful and Usable for Response, in: https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/improve-joint-and-impartial-needs-assessments/content/workstream-5-tools-and-guidance-advancing or watch its narrated briefing https://urlzs.com/vErm
- On How DTM and Partners can cooperate, see: Pocket Guide to the Shared Approach