Open Data Watch is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by three development data specialists. It monitors progress and provides information and assistance to guide implementation of open data systems. The Open Data Watch team has unparalleled experience in development data management and statistical capacity building in developing countries and is committed to making open data a reality in all countries and development agencies.

October 2020

Over 10,000 development data experts from 180 countries met in October at the UN World Data Forum (UNWDF) on how to build capacity and increase investment in data and statistics for a more equitable, well-governed, sustainable and resilient future. Other October articles and reports highlighted topics ranging from pandemic data, to open science, to climate and gender data.

September 2020

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.

August 2020

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.