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Data is increasingly driving all areas of contemporary life. It is essential to governments’ and organizations’ responsibilities, decisions, and management. Crucially, the ways data is currently collected and used often leads to those at greatest risk of marginalization being hidden, excluded, or discriminated against.

Data systems and practices need to account for these disparities and our data futures need to be designed for the protection and empowerment of the most vulnerable people in society. Intersectional approaches to data can address these issues, promoting equity across the data value chain and ensuring that data systems are inclusive.

This series of knowledge products developed by the Inclusive Data Charter, Champions, and partners serves to introduce the topic and guide practitioners through the practical applications of intersectional approaches to data and support its integration into their organizations and institutions.

Explore the interactive below to discover the key recommendations from this series, as well as a Primer, White Paper, and five case studies that discuss various aspects of the issue.


Contributing Partners

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The National Administrative Department of Statistics is responsible for the planning, compilation, analysis, and dissemination of the official statistics of Colombia.
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The Office for National Statistics is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and its recognised national statistical institute.
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The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement. By telling the story of internal displacement, we keep the issue and the plight of internally displaced people high on the global agenda.
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Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
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Development Initiatives (DI) is an independent international development organization that focuses on the role of data in driving poverty eradication and sustainable development.
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The Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH) drives a global movement to end street homelessness. Their vision is a world where everyone has a home that offers security, safety, autonomy, and opportunity.

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