Decision-making 2.0 for Development and Humanitarianism
The University of New South Wales Sydney and United Nations Global Pulse Lab in Jakarta are delighted to be working together on the ‘Data Science in Humanitarianism: Confronting Novel Law and Policy Challenges’ project. The project, funded by the Australian Research Council, seeks to understand how decision-making by international agencies and nation states may change as they make use of data science to support their humanitarian, risk reduction and development work.
Because data science transforms how and what we count, and how we make meaning of the world, data science may challenge what we have historically understood as a sound basis for law and policy action. Validation and modelling techniques that have underpinned much law and policy decision-making in the past may not readily transfer to analysis of large volumes of unstructured, digital data.