The application and use of existing data in humanitarian emergencies is central to SHEAR's goals. The ‘Data’ stream of the SHEAR Application work focuses on the following two areas.

Big data for resilience

Insurance has a role to play in mitigating economic losses caused by natural disasters

Exploring the application opportunities, challenges and required steps for leveraging the rapidly changing ecosystem of big data to monitor and detect hazards, mitigate their effects, and assist in relief efforts.

Role of insurance in disasters

Increasing the speed of post-disaster finance means that aid reaches people when it is most critical

Evaluating the impact of aid and insurance on economic losses caused by natural hazards in low and low-middle income countries, to inform government policymakers about the potential for insurance to make international aid more effective.