A review of international databases finds that the coronavirus pandemic is affecting men and women very differently and may exacerbate gender inequalities without a concerted effort to fill crucial gender data gaps.
With data availability and openness being so important during the pandemic, ODW regularly updates its special edition of What’s Being Said on COVID-19. In addition, ODW, the UN Statistics Division and GPSDD are working on a new website to support NSO data continuity by sharing guidance, actions, tools, and best practices.
In anticipation of the research results later this year for the 2020 Open Data Inventory (ODIN), the ODIN website will get major updates based on a survey of user experiences and needs. View first round feedback and add your own.
Countries and citizens benefit greatly from opening official data for public use. But as governments collect more microdata about their citizens, how can data be released in a way that balances the right to public information with the right to privacy?
The month kicked off with the 51st session of the UN Statistical Commission and ODW was also in Dubai to present the Open Data Inventory to the FCSA. But the unprecedented need for reliable data about the COVID-19 pandemic saw ODW, in its monitoring role at the intersection of open data and official statistics, devote particular attention to regular updates of a special edition of What’s Being Said on COVID-19 data resources.
Today is Open Data Day 2020 as well as the end of the 51st session of the United Nations Statistical Commission. It offers a good occasion to reflect on the current state of open data and what’s next.
In February, ODW was in snowy Ottawa to co-host ConVERGE: Connecting Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality with the IDRC and UNFPA where the third and final knowledge brief on best practices and key challenges to improve CRVS systems was released. End-month was marked by preparations for discussions at the 51st UN Statistical Commission on open data, gender data, and privacy.
In April 2020, Open Data Watch commences the 5th Open Data Inventory (ODIN). The updated ODIN will feature much of the same features from previous editions with a few key updates.
⇒ Download this table as an Excel spreadsheet (.xlsx) ⇐ GROUP CATEGORY INDICATOR DISAGGREGATIONS CHANGE Social Population & vital statistics (1.1) Population data sex; marital status; 5-year age groups Indicator name; added disaggregation Social Population & vital statistics (1.2) Birth rate sex; marital status Indicator name Social Population & vital statistics (1.3) Death rate…
1110 Vermont Avenue Washington, DC 20005 USA OPEN DATA WATCH IS SEEKING Short-term Researchers (full-time and part-time positions) Positions filled: Closing Date was 20 March 2020 Open Data Watch (ODW) is a Washington, DC-based, nonprofit organization promoting open data and the improvement of development statistics in countries and international agencies. ODW is…