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By: Nafissatou Pouye and Metasabya Metasebya Sahlu

Household surveys, needs assessments and other forms of microdata make up an increasingly significant volume of data in the humanitarian sector. This type of data is critical to determining the needs and perspective of people affected by crises. Sharing microdata, whether with colleagues, partner organisation or publicly, can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of a response but it also presents unique risks.