Since 2007, with the publication of the Connected by 25 reports, All Hands Raised has been committed to base all organizational activities on solid evidence and data that can be understood and utilized by all partners.Too often data are used as a blunt instrument with the simple goal of proving (or disproving) the value of a given project or intervention. Our focus is not to use data to prove – but rather to improve – individual and collective efforts to support young people.