February 6, 2020

PMA launches new DataLab site

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   PMA is fueling a data revolution to guide family planning programs in nine countries in Africa and Asia. Data are key to informing and driving policy and program changes around the world. High quality data — collected frequently, turned - around quickly, and locally owned — enables decisions that are more sensitive and responsive to evolving needs.

 PMA launched its new DataLab tool, allowing users easy access to the family planning and other health data   needed to make informed policy and programming decisions. DataLab serves policy makers, programmers, academics and research institutes to inform and guide programs ranging from family planning to nutrition, maternal and child health, primary health care and other reproductive health sectors.

 Using open-source technologies, DataLab was completely reimagined with the user in mind. PMA focused on   creating an intuitive site that provides users with comparable data from more than 115 indicators and eleven countries in Africa and Asia. Re-architected around human-centered design principles, a simple user   interface lets users quickly and easily build, download and print customizable graphs and data tables in a variety of formats needed to make informed research, policy and programming decisions.

 Users may choose up to two indicators and six geographies and quickly get results in bar chart, over time or data   table formats. The data may also be disaggregated by age, marital status, parity, education, residence, wealth quintile and regions, when applicable.

 Explore the data from the top navigation or at datalab.pmadata.org and see what results you can build that will help you advance your work in family planning and reproductive health.