The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the world’s attention the need for accurate and timely data to guide decisions. It has been a stress test, like no other, for statistical systems around the world. One year since ODW started tracking COVID-19 data collection and use, what have we learned?
International Women’s Day is a day to note the contributions of women to the economy, society, and their families. In 2021, we call on governments, civil society, and the private sector to fill gaps in our knowledge by building statistical systems that leave no woman or girl behind.
Today is Open Data Day! What have we learned since the last Open Data Day, during the pandemic, during this week’s UN Statistical Commission and in light of the findings of ODIN 2020/21? Where can data producers and users go from here?
ODW releases the full 2020/21 ODIN Annual Report and hosts a high-level panel of NSOs on successes and challenges using ODIN. Articles and reports highlighted this month cover topics ranging from the critical role of CRVS during the COVID-19 pandemic, to frictionless statistics, to avoiding data colonialism.
In this interview with Matt Ross of the Global Government Forum, Shaida discusses the potential for data to have a huge impact in developing countries, but warns that many nations still lack essential infrastructure that needs solid financing. Data not only improves policies and services, but has many wider benefits if open and accessible.
Country representatives gather to discuss the 2020/21 ODIN Open Data Inventory Annual Report and to share success stories, challenges and experiences in implementing open data to promote environmental, social and economic progress in their countries.
Open Data Watch launches the Annual Report of the 2020/21 Open Data Inventory (ODIN). Assessing 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.
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2021 kicked off in full force with ODW and partners continuing to monitor available datasets, dashboards, visualizations, and relevant articles on topics ranging from mining Twitter data, to the global census under-count, to open data for agriculture and nutrition, to combatting the spread of COVID-19.
As 2020 comes to a close, Open Data Watch (ODW) wishes all of our partners a healthy and happy new year. This year, despite the unprecedented challenges, ODW continued work towards transparency and access to high-quality data to guide critical decisions. To learn more about this year’s accomplishments, check out our end of the year blog. …