Monitoring and Evaluation Series No. 4: Information Management Challenges (Brazil)

This paper presents the main informational tools produced by the Department of Information Management SAGI/MDS to assist the management activities, monitoring and evaluation of social programs from the MDS. At access peaks, SAGI’s tools have about 1.5 million visits on a single day. More than one hundred countries access these data regularly.

The biggest challenge in the area of social programs information management in Brazil is to meet the demands for data tailored to the needs of users and information systems. It is essential therefore that useful and timely data are readily available for program management and decision-making.