Policy and Guidance
2 February, 2021

IASC operational guidance Data Responsibility in Humanitarian Action

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IASC data guidance

Data responsibility is paramount as the humanitarian system collects and shares more data than ever before. Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing humanitarian crises, it has also increased our reliance on digital technologies and timely data.

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee Operational Guidance on Data Responsibility in Humanitarian Action is a welcome and timely step towards collectively addressing the challenges and opportunities in this area. It comes amid a growing global recognition of the importance of data responsibility.