DEVELOPING A PRIORITY INDEX FOR EARTHQUAKES

Identifying aid priority areas by learning from past events In the first few days following a severe earthquake there typically is a scarcity of reliable information about the impact on local communities. In this situation, decision makers of the humanitarian aid sector struggle to get an overview of how the severity of the impact is…

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FASTER RESPONSE: WITH CAPACITY BUILDING PHILIPPINES PART 2

After our team member Jannis Visser was successfully deployed to the Philippines (see: FASTER RESPONSE: WITH CAPACITY BUILDING PHILIPPINES PART 1), there was a request for follow up Surge Information Management Support. This need had a different focus; where Jannis Visser had set up and processes and dashboards for collecting and sharing operational data and…

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METHOD: HOW WE WORK WITH OUTLIERS

In the previous blog post on data verification we mentioned the need to identify outliers in the data. This blog post will look at some of the humanitarian aid datasets/formats and the types of techniques we apply to identify outliers and how to effectively deal with them. The remainder of this blog post will focus… Read More