Research Report A Locally Based Initiative to Support People and Communities by Transformative Use of Data
Julia Lane, David C. Kendrick, David T. Ellwood
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The data revolution is transforming how executives manage operations and businesses deliver goods and services. Yet when it comes to helping people escape poverty, the revolution has barely begun.

Six core principles are essential to an effective and sustainable strategy to take advantage of untapped data:

  1. Establish clear benefits to data owners.
  2. Engage low-income families.
  3. Design for security, privacy, and confidentiality.
  4. Standardize frameworks, technological capacities, and data structures.
  5. Strengthen human capacity, especially in state and local workforces.
  6. Focus early on sustainability, scalability, and a community of practice.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Nonprofits and philanthropy Families Social safety net
Tags Nonprofit data and statistics Poverty Welfare and safety net programs Family and household data Mobility Inequality and mobility Data and technology capacity of nonprofits
Research Methods Performance measurement and management