Research for Global Development

Measurement Key to Innovation and Success


Last week, Bill Gates released his annual open letter on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and this year his focus was on the value of measurement.

The letter began by noting how important precise measurement was in the development of the steam engine in the early 1800’s.  Today, data collection, monitoring and evaluation are tools that help drive development forward – from reducing poverty to implementing more effective health programs.  In the past 15 years, we have seen dramatic decreases in child and maternal mortality, as well as increases in childhood vaccinations.

As an organization that works to collect, analyze and interpret data for clients we are delighted to see Mr. Gates using his platform to spotlight the need for data and the impact it can have on shaping strategies and eventually outcomes.  At InterMedia, the pursuit of data that drive decision making is the core of who we are.  And we bring fresh thinking and new perspectives to putting data in context.  Our mission is to continue to give clients the data and analysis that helps them understand,
engage and achieve positive impact, often in complex communities.

You can find the full letter from Bill Gates here, and a PDF version here.

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Measurement Key to Innovation and Success


Last week, Bill Gates released his annual open letter on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and this year his focus was on the value of measurement.

The letter began by noting how important precise measurement was in the development of the steam engine in the early 1800’s.  Today, data collection, monitoring and evaluation are tools that help drive development forward – from reducing poverty to implementing more effective health programs.  In the past 15 years, we have seen dramatic decreases in child and maternal mortality, as well as increases in childhood vaccinations.

As an organization that works to collect, analyze and interpret data for clients we are delighted to see Mr. Gates using his platform to spotlight the need for data and the impact it can have on shaping strategies and eventually outcomes.  At InterMedia, the pursuit of data that drive decision making is the core of who we are.  And we bring fresh thinking and new perspectives to putting data in context.  Our mission is to continue to give clients the data and analysis that helps them understand,
engage and achieve positive impact, often in complex communities.

You can find the full letter from Bill Gates here, and a PDF version here.

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