Using the Digital Principles as North Star to guide the design of responsible digital systems for children

Originally published at: Using the Digital Principles as North Star to guide the design of responsible digital systems for children | Principles for Digital Development

Palladium is one such entity that supports governments to build and strengthen their data-use capacities in order to drive, manage, and finance child protection and care systems. Backed by USAID, Palladium tapped into the MEASURE Evaluation (MEval) program in 2017 to understand how digital systems, particularly case management information systems, could be used and standardized to collect better data while mitigating inherent privacy and security risks. By hosting a workshop in December 2018 for child protection experts, Palladium sought to develop a framework that could help caseworkers design case management information systems (CMIS) that protected children’s rights and were able to deliver context-specific solutions. 

The need for context-specific adaptability and user-forward design made the Principles for Digital Development a natural North Star for the CMIS framework, with special child protection and care-specific considerations mapped to each principle.