The Potential and Practice of Data Collaboratives for Migration
- Stefaan G. Verhulst and Andrew Young for Stanford Social Innovation Review
- March 29, 2018
- Source: https://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_potential_and_practice_of_data_collaboratives_for_migration
By Stefaan G. Verhulst, Co-founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of The GovLab at NYU Tandon.
… We need a better understanding of the various factors contributing to the international movement of people and how they work together. … Several recent initiatives show the potential of using data to address some of the underlying informational gaps. In particular, there is an important role for a new form of data-driven problem-solving and policymaking—what we call “data collaboratives.” Data collaboratives offer the potential for inter-sectoral collaboration, and for the merging and augmentation of otherwise siloed data sets.