Harmonising registrations and identification in emergencies in Somalia

How humanitarian agencies are collecting and sharing data on recipients of cash transfers and opportunities for harmonising systems

Abstract

This report studied how different humanitarian agencies in emergency contexts in Somalia are collecting, analysing, reporting and sharing data on recipients of assistance in cash transfer programmes, and what opportunities exist for harmonising data systems. The study sought to understand:

  1. the current operational policies and practices related to the collection and sharing of registration data;

  2. the current initiatives towards harmonising data systems;

  3. the options for standardising, sharing, storing, monitoring and protecting data in a secure way that increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the response, minimises duplication and remains operationally relevant to the identification of needs in Somalia;

  4. the ethical, fiduciary, reputational and legal risks associated with harmonising cash transfer programme data systems.

Citation

  • Boniface Owino (2019) Harmonising registrations and identification in emergencies in Somalia: Report. Development Initiatives

  • Boniface Owino (2019): Harmonising registrations and identification in emergencies in Somalia: Briefing. Development Initiatives

Harmonising registrations and identification in emergencies in Somalia

Published 29 August 2019