This is primarily a process innovation for relief coordination and support services, involving a new, decentralised, consensus-based approach for collecting and sharing data across a network of humanitarian partners.
Innovation Phases Description:
The HXL Working Group is proud to announce the alpha release of theHumanitarian Exchange Language (HXL). Inspired by social-media hashtags, HXL is a simple standard that adds hashtags to spreadsheet headers to make it easier to share and compare humanitarian data.View
The members of the HXL Working Group have focused on stripping layer after layer of complexity from the proposed Humanitarian Exchange Language (HXL) standard, until we finally asked ourselves whether labelling information in shared data could be as simple as tagging topics is in social media posts.View
Thanks to support from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, we have started building standards for sharing data among the groups involved in crisis response.View
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