This report provides several recommendations on how disaster risk reduction professionals can better formulate and implement data collection, analysis and storage and make sure that is both useful and sensitive to the specific challenges of working with hyper-marginalised communities. The processes by which data collection is undertaken in disaster spaces can exacerbate the invisibility of certain groups, this is particularly the case where the data which is collected cannot be broken down into disaggregated categories. On the other hand, the lived realities of certain hyper-marginalised groups can also create challenges to their data being collected in the first place.
The paper considers the importance of data in disaster and humanitarian contexts, with specific focus on hyper-marginalised groupes. Upon examining the role of data in tracking progress towards the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, this paper briefly outlines the increasing shift towards more inclusive data practices and recognising intersectional vulnerabilities. The paper proceeds to explore more specifically the practical, logistical and ethical considerations of collecting the data needed to best serve these sections of society. After this examination, policy recommendations are set out to examine how the disaster and humanitarian field can build safe and inclusive data collection processes and contribute to more equitable disaster risk reduction efforts.