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COVIDaction Responsible Data Challenge

Jean-BenoƮt Falisse was awarded a development grant from the COVIDaction Responsible Data Challenge.

The award will support the COVID-19 Governance Mapping Initiative led by Jean-Benoît. The initiative focuses on open-source datasets on the governance of the responses to COVID-19, including changes in data privacy, targeting LMICs.

The funder explained “this application was chosen because of the emerging concerns around data privacy protection in an emergency context. Donors, implementing partners, and civil rights advocates need this information to work with governments to balance the need for data with the protection of civil rights. Through a blend of technical assistance and grant funding, the initial mapping will be extended, increasing the number of countries covered and the breadth of governance issues addressed. The award will also support dashboard functionality and contribute to profile-raising.”

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