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2020/21 Open Data Inventory (ODIN) Annual Report

Open Data Watch launches the Annual Report of the 2020/21 Open Data Inventory (ODIN) that assesses the coverage and openness of official statistics in 187 countries.  ODIN monitors the progress of open data that are relevant to economic, social, and environmental development.  An Executive Summary is also available.


DATA in the time of COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic raises important questions about opening, sharing and using data. Learn about available datasets, dashboards, visualizations, and relevant articles on how to understand and use data to fight the spread of COVID-19 via this special edition of What’s Being Said. It is updated regularly as new items become available.



Open Data Watch is an international, non-profit organization working at the intersection of open data and official statistics. Our work supports the implementation of change in the production and management of official statistical data. Concentrating efforts in three areas — policy advice, data support, and monitoring — ODW seeks to make development data better and more accessible for increased use and impact. An example of the interaction between these workstreams, the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) provides in-depth annual assessments of coverage and openness that countries can then use to identify and address data gaps. Only with high-quality and open data can international organizations, governments, and citizens solve the challenges of measuring and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).




ODW’s Countdown to 2021: Ten numbers that defined our year

2020 did not go as planned. But Open Data Watch nevertheless continued to support the Data Revolution by advancing cutting-edge research, maximizing the impact of open data, and highlighting the need for high-quality, timely data in a time of crisis. A few highlights.

ODIN Open Data Inventory 2020/21 Executive Summary

The latest edition of the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) has just been released. ODIN 2020/21 provides an assessment of the coverage and openness of official statistics in 187 countries across 22 data categories. Despite the pandemic and with still some data gaps, great progress has been made in open data.

Understanding Women’s and Girls’ Vulnerabilities to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This in-depth report identifies lower-income countries where women and girls are most exposed to and most at risk from the COVID-19 pandemic and assesses countries’ capability to respond, based on a gender vulnerability data dashboard.