The UN World Data Forum 2021 was the first major opportunity since the pandemic for development data experts and users to assess the lessons and impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Development Goals. Four main takeaways show a move from “what” to “how” data can be used to achieve SDGs.
A clear definition of data stewardship can help build a common understanding about what it takes to establish a system of resilient data governance built on strong partnerships and effective safeguards to balance data sharing and data privacy.
The UN World Data Forum 2021 gathers data experts and users from governments, civil society, the private sector, donors, international and regional agencies, the geospatial community, the media, academia, and professional bodies to spur data innovation and mobilize high-level support for better data for sustainable development.
The Generation Equality Forum defined bold commitments to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment across the globe, launching a global 5-year action plan backed by $40-billion in new funding.
Drawing on the Bridging the Gap studies of 25 countries across Africa, Asia & the Pacific, and Latin America & the Caribbean, this report compares the gaps in gender data that most impact our knowledge of the status and well-being of women and girls in the three regions.
This reference document details the methodology behind the “State of Gender Data Financing 2021” report by Open Data Watch and Data2X.
Civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) record births, deaths, and other major life events that are essential to understanding the development of a country and its people. CRVS are critical for protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and in particular women, girls, and other vulnerable groups.
This study of five countries in Asia and the Pacific assesses the availability and quality of 98 gender indicators from international and national data sources that impact the status and welfare of women and girls and that can support evidence-based policies assuring gender equality.
Offering in-depth assessments for the “Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Asia and the Pacific” Technical Report, these Country Profiles and Policy Reports look at the availability, quality and use of data for data-driven policies to promote gender equality and improve the status of women.
This 12-paper Compendium presents research, case studies and best practices for building effective CRVS systems in conflict, emergency, and fragile contexts such as natural disasters or health emergencies like COVID-19. Watch the launch event (14 April).