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The Politics of Numbers: Measuring, Monitoring and Reporting in Humanitarian Crises
Organiser(s): Caitriona Dowd

Excerpt:
The global humanitarian system increasingly centres data-driven estimates of humanitarian needs, and evidence-based analyses of the frequency and intensity of protection threats and rights abuses in characterising, prioritising and responding to contemporary humanitarian crises. Increasingly, however, attention is being paid to the political nature of the humanitarian data pipeline, including (but not limited to), the political construction of measures and key indicators and the power relations embedded within the design process; political conditions which affect data collection, reliability and gaps; political dimensions of data analysis, interpretation, and communication; and the political economy of the acceptance or rejection of such figures. This panel invites academic and practitione ..
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