Improved access to information and data management

This solution addresses lack of information and data management in Medellín, Colombia for local communities

Problem Description

Foster a well-informed city through improved access to information and data management that facilitates the analysis and transfer of knowledge

Building Blocks

Story

"Improved access to information and data management" is 1 of 4 goals of Medellín's Resilience Strategy. Medellín is a diverse, dynamic and expanding city that is constantly reinventing itself amidst social and economic difficulties. We have always embraced adversity as opportunity. Today, we continue to face a set of interrelated challenges of inequity, violence, illegality and extreme poverty that are exacerbated by our complex topography of steep slopes and narrow valleys. Our biggest challenges are to overcome problems associated with inequity, such as widespread rural-to-urban migration, poverty, social exclusion, unemployment, limited access to higher education and economic opportunity, which have been intensified by a culture of illegality inherited from many years of violence.

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Organisations Involved

Contributed By

  • Santiago Uribe Rocha, Chief Resilience Officer, Medellín Resilience Team
  • Laura Vanessa Acevedo Díaz, Knowledge Manager, Medellín's Resilience Team
  • Oscar Dario Cardona álvarez, Communications Manager, Medellín's Resilience Team

Solution Stage

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STAGE SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING FINANCE REQUIRED KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED GOAL
Developing and testing3
Mix of design and implementation skills
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Service, product and process design
  • Co-design
  • User-design
  • Light-touch evaluation
  • Cost-benefit modelling
  • Randomised control trials
  • High failure rate should be an explicit expectation
  • Visible senior leadership essential
HIGH
  • Grants, convertible grants/loans
MEDIUM
A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users
Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea

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Activity