The UN Human Rights Commission’s (UNHCR) strategic and tactical use of information is important to fulfill its mission to protect refugees, returnees, and stateless people. Accurate, complete, and timely data can help UNHCR to make decisions and allocate resources, but as more and more data is produced, managing data becomes more and more important. Currently, UNCHR data is managed across a number of different information systems and a more streamlined approach would help fulfill UNHCR’s mission. The Data Governance Landscaping analysis assessed the existing data governance (implicit and explicit) and provided recommendations and a roadmap to create improved data governance structures.
DT Global performed a literature review and series of consultations with UNHCR staff to identify current methods of creation and management of operational data standards (content, purpose, style, and organization) the Agency needs at its Headquarters, Regional Bureaus, and Country Offices.