How is data transformed from raw information into actionable information? The answer can be found in the data value chain.
This knowledge brief describes the data life cycle. As data moves through the process of creation to use, it travels through four major stages: collection, publication, uptake, and impact. Throughout the process there is constant feedback between producers and stakeholders.
The data value chain can be used as a teaching tool to show the complex set of steps from data creation to use and impact or as a management tool to monitor and evaluate the data production process.