This report is one of a three-part series in which researchers from DataShift’s pilot locations Argentina, East Africa (Tanzania and Kenya) and Nepal examine the impact of citizen-generated data initiatives in their own countries.
The report includes an in-depth assessment of each initiative’s long-term or ongoing impact, looking especially at:
- Use of the data:
Has the data been used by policy-makers, civil society organisations or other actors? If so, how?
- Data quality:
Are any levels of verification built into the initiative? How sound is the data, particularly if it comes from multiple sources?
- Sustainability of the initiative:
What is the initiative’s projected lifespan? Is this clearly indicated? Are there plans to maintain the initiative’s online presence after the period of data collection ends?
How is data on the topics that citizen-generated data initiatives address received at the local level? Is it considered trustworthy?