Acting Locally, Monitoring Globally? How to Link Citizen-Generated Data to SDG Monitoring

32 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2018

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Shazade Jameson

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society

Danny Lämmerhirt

University of Siegen

Eko Prasetyo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 2018

Abstract

Citizen-generated data (CGD) is data actively created by citizens and their organisations. It is produced to monitor, demand or drive change around issues that are important to them, often collected on the ground and in local contexts. As such, CGD yields the potential to foreground the issues of disadvantaged communities in underreported regions. Yet, if the SDGs aim to leave no one behind, and if CGD can provide contextual information about marginalized groups, the question is whether and how CGD can be used for the SDGs. Currently there is often a mismatch between citizen-generated data (CGD) and SDG monitoring. This report for Datashift/CIVICUS explores what this mismatch is, and makes concrete recommendations to both overcome these challenges and further explore the long-term potential of CGD for SGD monitoring.

Keywords: politics of data, aggregation, SDGs, citizen generated data, ICT4D

Suggested Citation

Jameson, Shazade and Lämmerhirt, Danny and Prasetyo, Eko, Acting Locally, Monitoring Globally? How to Link Citizen-Generated Data to SDG Monitoring (January 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3229753 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3229753

Shazade Jameson (Contact Author)

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society ( email )

PO Box 90153
5000 LE
Netherlands

Danny Lämmerhirt

University of Siegen ( email )

Hoelderlinstrasse 3
57068 Siegen, NRW 57068
Germany

Eko Prasetyo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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