Name DataShift - Promoting Citizen-Generated Data
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Description DataShift is an initiative that builds the capacity and confidence of civil society organisations to produce and use citizen‑generated data. Citizen-generated data is data that people or their organisations produce to directly monitor, demand or drive change on issues that affect them. It is actively given by citizens, providing direct representations of their perspectives and an alternative to datasets collected by governments or international institutions.
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Lead Institution CIVICUS
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Partners The Engine Room, Wingu
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Type Network
Potential for reuse Low
Part of the innovation having potential to be reused
Open source No
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Plug & Play N/A
Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics N/A
Status Implemented
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Statistical Institute
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Civil Society Organizations
Private Sector
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  • Social Development
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  • Technical Infrastructure
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    Use of Alternative Data Sources
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    Open Data
    Digital Activism
    Non-Official Statistics
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    Case Study Description An initiative of Pulse Lab Jakarta in partnership with various Indonesian governmental agencies, Mining Citizen Feedback Data for Enhanced Local Government Decision-Making combines various sources of citizen-generated data - from local and national complaint systems to informal Twitter comments - in order to better inform policy decisions. Piloted in Nusa Tenggara Barat, one of the poorest provinces of Indonesia, the topics of analysis were guided by the national priorities of development, including food sufficiency, energy, education, health and poverty alleviation.
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    Good practices displayed Yes
    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published