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.
Heads of governments, companies, and organizations gather virtually for the 75th anniversary of the UN General Assembly and the fifth anniversary of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. ODW examines gaps in the data needed to measure progress toward SDGs. Others report progress using data for initiatives ranging from forestry, to HIV health, to gender equality.
New research reveals significant gender data gaps in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Despite nearly 25 years of ambitious commitments to gender equality, many countries still lack the data needed to guide planning and monitor outcomes.
August was action packed this year with the launch of the latest report on regional gender data availability, Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Latin America and the Caribbean, and with sustainable development initiatives ranging from new ways to measure poverty and racial inequality to new commitment to data-driven decision-making.
This fourth blog of the series examines what emerging measures of the direct impact of the pandemic on healthcare workers can tell us about the frontline capacity of countries and how it differs for men and women.
This study of five countries in Latin America and the Caribbean assesses the availability and quality of 93 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 and opportunity for women.
In-depth country profiles for the “Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Latin America and the Caribbean” report that looks at the availability and quality of data for 93 gender-relevant indicators concerning the status and welfare of women and girls.
This publication provides the Open Data Watch methodology for the research behind the reports “Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Africa” and “Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Availability in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
July was a busy month for the development data community — new data for SDGs, gender data portals and initiatives, census data, tracking the trackers, trusting open data, inclusive data for policy, sex-disaggregated data on COVID-19, and more.
This third blog of the series summarizes existing data on sex-disaggregated COVID-19 cases and deaths from Global Health 50/50, compares this to overall cases and deaths, and examines the shares that are sex-disaggregated by income and region.