This summary of the ‘Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies in Generating and Governing Data – Learning from Two Decades of Research at Young Lives’ report briefly outlines the Young Lives research design and its implications forthe choice of instruments, data gathering and data management. It also reviews the technological developments and operational considerations in survey administration and data management, as well as data democratisation and discoverability.
The summary reflects on the challenges Young Lives has faced and aims to offer insights for researchers, programme managers and data managers involved in large-scale longitudinal cohort studies in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This summary was written by Deborah Walnicki. The full report by Deborah Walnicki and Jo Boyden is available here, detailing acknowledgements, photo credits and references.