Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Throughout Data Integration

Cross-sector data sharing and integration transform information about individuals into actionable intelligence that can be used to understand community needs, improve services, and build stronger communities. Yet, use of cross-sector data can also reinforce legacies of racist policies and produce inequitable resource allocation, access, and outcomes. This toolkit describes positive and problematic practices for centering racial equity across the data life cycle.

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Actionable Information for Social Policy

Nothing to Hide: Tools for Talking (and Listening) About Data Privacy for Integrated Data Systems

This toolkit provides IDS stakeholders with the necessary tools to support and lead privacy-sensitive, inclusive stakeholder engagement efforts. A narrative step by step guide to IDS communication and engagement is supplemented with action-oriented appendices, including worksheets, checklists, exercises, and additional resources.

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Future for Privacy Forum and Actionable Information for Social Policy

Improving Data Infrastructure to Meet Student and Learner Information Needs

Part of a series offering recommendations to the Biden administration, this paper makes the case for additional federal funding to support upgrades to the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems to enable states to effectively monitor and address long term pandemic learning loss while ensuring this generation of students stays on track for college and career in the aftermath of the pandemic.

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Day One Project

Envisioning a New Future: Building Trust for Data Use

The culmination of a three part landscape review prepared with and for the DFC, this paper aims to provide a common language for funders to understand the opportunities and challenges to improving engagement and building trust with communities and offers a range of approaches to consider for future investments.

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Urban Institute’s National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership