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Wrap-Up: The Responsible Data for Children Principles in Review

Posted on 14th of September 2023 by Andrew Zahuranec

Wrap-Up: The Responsible Data for Children Principles in Review
Wrap-Up: The Responsible Data for Children Principles in Review

Over the past few weeks, the Responsible Data for Children initiative has provided an overview not only of its principles, but the ways they can be achieved. From Mongolia to Guatemala, from Indonesia to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, there are examples of responsible data use for children everywhere.


If you missed our blog series, we encourage you to go back and look at the compelling examples and lists of available tools and resources available to help you promote responsible data in your own work. This series include blogs on:

  • Proportional: Explains Proportionality through the lens of Cellule d’Analyse Intégrée, an operational research and analytics cell created by UNICEF to support responses to health emergencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo and elsewhere;
  • People-Centric: Explains being People-Centric with the Aurora Project in Romania, a child protection platform that helps social workers and community health care providers to diagnose and monitor vulnerabilities experienced by children and their families;
  • Protective of Children’s Rights: Explains how to Protect Children’s Rights using the example of UNICEF Indonesia’s efforts to launch an Immunization Chatbot;
  • Professionally Accountable: Explains what is involved in being Professionally Accountable through the global Humanitarian cash Operations and Programme Ecosystem (HOPE), and the specificities of their instance in Ukraine;
  • Participatory: Explains approaches to being Participatory with InForm, a platform that supported emergency response efforts in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
  • Prevention of Harms Across the Data Lifecycle: Explains ways to Prevent Harms using the example of CPIMS+/Primero’s deployment in Guatemala to assist in child protection work; and
  • Purpose-Driven: Explains what it means to be Purpose-Driven through the lens of the Administrative Data Maturity Model, which enhanced efforts to harness administrative data systems for child welfare in Mongolia.

We hope this work can highlight innovative practices around the world and inspire practitioners seeking new models to support children. No matter where you are, the Responsible Data for Children principles can be implemented. If you have any projects you’d like to highlight in the form of a guest blog or other collaboration, please reach out to us at [email protected].

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