NHCS Paper - Data sharing between humanitarian organisations and donors: toward understanding and articulating responsible practice

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Date published
06 Apr 2022
Research, reports and studies
Data approaches, Data sharing & feedback, Data protection / Responsible data management

This report investigates issues related to data sharing between humanitarian actors and donors, with a focus on two key questions:

  1. What formal or informal frameworks govern the collection and sharing of disaggregated humanitarian data between humanitarian actors and donors?
  2. How are these frameworks and the related requirements understood or perceived by humanitarian actors and donors?

While much formal documentation about data sharing between humanitarians and donors is available in the public domain, few contain explicit policies or clauses on data sharing, instead referring only to financial or compliance data and program reporting requirements.

This report also includes a concise set of definitions in the glossary relating to data protection.