A Framework for Strengthening Data Ecosystems to Serve Humanitarian Purposes

Elise Haak, Jolien Ubacht, Marc Van den Homberg, Scott Cunningham, Bartel van de Walle

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Abstract

The incidence of natural disasters worldwide is increasing. As a result, a growing number of people is in need of humanitarian support, for which limited resources are available. This requires an effective and efficient prioritization of the most vulnerable people in the preparedness phase, and the most affected people in the response phase of humanitarian action. Data-driven models have
the potential to support this prioritization process. However, the applications of these models in a country requires a certain level of data preparedness. To achieve this level of data preparedness on a large scale we need to know how to facilitate, stimulate and coordinate data-sharing between humanitarian actors. We use a data ecosystem perspective to develop success criteria for establishing a “humanitarian data ecosystem”. We first present the development of a general framework with data ecosystem governance success criteria based on a systematic literature review. Subsequently, the applicability of this framework in the humanitarian sector is assessed through a case study on the “Community Risk Assessment and Prioritization toolbox” developed by the Netherlands Red Cross. The empirical evidence led to the adaption the framework to the specific criteria that need to be addressed when aiming to establish a successful humanitarian data ecosystem.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Governance in the Data Age, dgo2018
EditorsAnneke Zuiderwijk-van Eijk, Charles C. Hinnant
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6526-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Governance in the Data Age dgo2018 - Delft, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 30 May 20181 Jun 2018
http://dgsoc.org/event/dgo-2018/

Conference

Conference19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Governance in the Data Age dgo2018
Abbreviated titledgo2018
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period30/05/181/06/18
Internet address

Bibliographical note

Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.

Keywords

  • humanitarian sector
  • data ecosystem
  • data preparedness
  • governance
  • framework

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