Sub-Working Group on Data, Information, and Research

Addressing the unique challenges and responsibilities of data, information, and research in humanitarian settings.

Overview

The Data, Information, and Research Sub-Working Group is a dedicated group of the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises members who set collective research priorities and advance best practices in the field of data collection and research in humanitarian settings.

Priority Objectives

  1. Support IAWG members to advance sexual and reproductive health research (SRH) priorities identified in the 2018 workshop by developing policy, participating in advocacy, mobilizing resources, and promoting scientific events
  2. Work with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Health Cluster to ensure the consistent inclusion of quality SRH indicators covering responses of varying sexes and ages
  3. Provide technical assistance and resources for SRH intervention research uptake to IAWG members

Leadership

  • Michelle Hynes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Loulou Kobeissi, World Health Organization

Why It Matters

Despite increased recognition of the need for sexual and reproductive health, the evidence base focused on humanitarian settings remains limited. The ability to understand the magnitude of needs and highlight existing gaps has been supported by improved data, critical to informing effective policies, programming, and funding decisions. Still, rigorous research that can inform improved delivery and use of reproductive health services is particularly lacking.

Learn more about how data, information, and research is unique in humanitarian crises and emergencies.

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Data, Information, and Research

Learn more about how data, information, and research is unique in humanitarian crises and emergencies.