Data Driven-Projects: Data Playbook (Beta)

Many projects at IFRC have a data component. The purpose of this module is to guide users to think about all the steps in a whole data project rather than their respective field or sector. This module aims to answer the question: How might we build and implement a ‘Data-Driven Project’?  It also addresses:
  • How can we map our data ecosystem and workflow? 
  • What are data and technology questions we should be asking? 


A suggested step by step process to achieve learning objectives.

  1. Use Put Data Project Items in Order [Exercise 2] to engage participants in the complexities of a data-driven project.
  2. What are the roles needed to support each step of the workflow? [Exercise 3] can help participants understand the ecosystem of roles needed to implement their data-driven project.
  3. The Data Simulation [SessionPlan 3] ‘simulates’ data workflows for various topics.
  4. Break people into pairs or groups of threes to fill out the Data and Technology Checklists [Checklist 1] for their data-driven projects.
  5. In a group discussion, ask participants to synthesise what they’ve learned by compiling a list of data-driven project best practices.


Pick and choose ingredients to create your own recipe. Do you have an ingredient we’re missing? Send an email to


Short, discrete social learning experiences

Sessions Plans

Longer social learning experiences


Distilled information for use as standalone or parts of presentations.

For documentation of essential elements of the learning experience

Next Steps

Other relevant modules from the data playbook beta:

  • How can we protect and use data responsibly? [Module 4]
Download the module description (PDF) or download all the resources contained in this module here
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