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ConVERGE: Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality

With ODW and UNFPA, the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is co-hosting ConVERGE: Connecting Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality – a two-day conference to inspire global commitment to integrating gender analysis across activities that strengthen CRVS systems.

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DATA in the time of COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic raises important questions about opening, sharing and using data. To address the need for data-driven decision making, Open Data Watch has produced a special edition of What’s Being Said  with links to selected articles, visualizations and other information. This will be updated as new items become available.

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OUR WORK

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).

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