Billions of gigabytes of data are produced daily, but valuable data often pass into “data graveyards” — lost when most needed for evidence-informed decisions on pandemics, climate change, and energy and food insecurity. This report finds best practices to improve data use and impact.
Data portals are a primary gateway for evidence-based decision-making, monitoring, fact checking, and reporting. But not all portals have the upstream data management needed to assure coverage, access and use.
This major report from Data2x and ODW on gender data gaps presents ways not only to identify gaps, but actually to start filling the gaps through ten specific steps using 142 innovative solutions across six development sectors.
The upcoming Open Data Inventory, ODIN 2022/23, will include new updates that expand its global coverage from 187 to 194 countries and reinforces the importance of gender data in countries’ statistical systems.
Without open data, informed decisions and accountability are not possible. When data are locked behind paywalls, innovation is stifled. But change is underway to improve access to data.
Open Data Watch launches the Annual Report of the 2020/21 Open Data Inventory (ODIN) that assesses 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. An Executive Summary is also available.
Our recently launched monthly newsletter highlights our latest projects, shares exciting events, and features new research and publications from the sustainable development data community.
The latest of three regional reports, this study 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 in Asia and the Pacific
Building on the Africa report, this new report examines 93 gender indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean. Looking at gender data availability and impact, the report provides data for policymakers on the status, welfare and opportunities for women and girls in the region.
Census data not only provide a count of people in a country, but also information on variables like gender, ethnicity, and income. To better understand the impact of census data on government revenue, political representation, and public programs such as response to the current pandemic, ODW has collected key articles and resources in this special edition.