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Data Responsibility Toolkit: A Guide for CVA Practitioners

10 March 2021 — By Linda Raftree,, Anna Kondakhchyan

This updated toolkit builds on ELAN’s widely-used 2016 Data Starter Kit, which was one of the first resources providing orientation on data privacy and security in humanitarian work.  

The new toolkit offers a range of ways to work data responsibility into programme planning, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning) activities. The toolkit offers a ‘gold standard‘ to which organizations should aspire and identifies both legal and ethical implications that we should be mindful of in our treatment of dataThe toolkit is structured according to the stages of the data lifecycle and split into tipsheets which address issues of Context and Organizational Capacity; Design and Plan; and Implementation. While this toolkit is aimed at CVA, much of the guidance can extend to other humanitarian programmes as well.