Because the donor told us to is never a good enough reason to do something, especially something you don’t feel comfortable with.
From the Blog on purpose
Why is a powerful question. We all know this, but it is rarely asked. Perhaps we feel embarrassed to ask as we assume the answer is obvious.
The two most common (and expected) ways we disaggregate data is by gender and age. But why is disaggregation done?
Hopefully knowing who you are allows us to be more human. To see and be seen. If identity systems don’t, then we might as well be a number.
The data sharing purpose path is almost never straight, it is a winding road covered in brambles and pot holes. Walk it anyway.
Often the first reason that comes into mind, we speak out as purpose. And yet, when someone asks us a few whys, a different reason surfaces.