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Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) has a new feature – HDX Data Grid – that helps find and fill gaps in data. This feature looks across data sets, not within individual data sets, to help users get an idea of how much data is available for a particular geographic region.
UNOCHA, and the Center for Humanitarian Data, have released a working draft of data responsibility guidelines. These guidelines are meant to continue addressing challenges related to assessing and managing data risk, and are now within a six-month testing and consulting period to identify areas for revision.
ODI has released a research report, commissioned by the Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation, that examines the current use of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies in the humanitarian sector. The report also offers recommendations regarding ethical, safety, and scaling challenging that this technology brings with it.
For organizations wishing to expand their data culture through modular short learning sessions:
For a stocktaking and overview of the current state of open data: