Data Strategies Playbook

October 8, 2020 Global Data Policy Paige Kirby
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Today, DG is pleased to announce the publication of our latest white paper, Designing Data Strategies: A Playbook for Action.

Designing Data Strategies

In this paper, we have identified six components for the design and operationalization of institutional data strategies: This work aims to distill lessons learned from Development Gateway’s research and collaboration, designing data strategies with development and humanitarian agencies. In the current ‘data revolution’ era, data and digital are both a strategic asset and a source of institutional risk.

Strategies should be designed using:

  •  a holistic approach,
  • intentional leadership positioning, and
  • a focus on the “right” investments.

Strategies should be operationalized through:

  • responsible data practice,
  • shared data use practices, and
  • an appropriate governance plan.

We are continuously learning from our partners across various agencies, and hope this will be a useful starting point that may be adapted by organizational leaders to drive effective digital and data strategies in their institutional contexts.

Feedback about the approach outlined in this paper is welcome! Continue the conversation on social media using #DataStrategyPlaybook or by tagging @dgateway.

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