“Hi Siri – what’s the weather today?”
“Okay Google, is there life on Mars?”
“Alexa, add toothpaste to my cart.”
It is hard to argue that data and technology have not fundamentally changed our day-to-day lives, in many ways for the better. Therefore, the growing application of data in the social sector has created general excitement across various stakeholders – government officials, service providers, and philanthropic partners. From assessing policy decisions to determining resource allocations, the use of data and evaluation is slowly becoming the norm rather than the exception.