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Bridging Gender Data Gaps in Latin America
and the Caribbean

Building on the Africa report, this new report examines 93 gender indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean. Looking at gender data availability and impact, the report provides data for policymakers on the status, welfare and opportunities for women and girls in the region.


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).




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.

Three Questions to Ask about the Usability of SDG National Reporting Platforms

Monitoring several national Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) reporting platforms and portals, Open Data Watch reports a number of search and access problems and makes recommendations for potential improvements.

Shining a Spotlight on the Power of Statistics – World Statistics Day

We rely on statistics for everything from forecasting the weather to monitoring economies and pandemics. This World Statistics Day, Open Data Watch highlights the most critical statistics from our areas of work and where we can improve.