Data Collaboration and Data Responsibility for Migration

Today, the GovLab is pleased to share three resources examining how private data sources, when leveraged responsibly and collaboratively, can provide insights for addressing the challenges and opportunities of migration. As it stands, the UN estimates that about 258 million people across the globe live in a country other than the one in which they were born, but humanitarian organizations, public sector actors, and civil society groups often lack access to the most useful datasets for understanding and responding to issues and opportunities arising from migration – including but not limited to the movement of refugees and others forcibly displaced.

‘Talking Migration Data’ with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

In this video, the GovLab’s Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer Stefaan Verhulst discusses the potential of analyzing new sources of data can increase our understanding of migration, and improve services and interventions in the field.

The Potential and Practice of Data Collaboratives for Migration in Stanford Social Innovation Review

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In a new article published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Stefaan Verhulst and Andrew Young explore how private data sources, when leveraged responsibly and collaboratively, can provide insights for addressing the challenges and opportunities of migration.

The GovLab Selected Readings on Data Responsibility, Refugees and Migration

Finally, the GovLab research team, including Kezia Paladina, Alexandra Shaw, Michelle Winowatan, Stefaan Verhulst, and Andrew Young, released an annotated and curated collection of recommended works on responsible approaches for leveraging data to address challenges related to refugees and migration.