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Census Data Drives Decision Making

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.

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DATA in the time of COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic raises important questions about opening, sharing and using data. Learn about available datasets, dashboards, visualizations, and relevant articles on how to understand and use data to fight the spread of COVID-19 via this special edition of What’s Being Said. It is updated regularly as new items become available.

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ConVERGE: Connecting Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality

With ODW and UNFPA, the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems at IDRC co-hosted ConVERGE: Connecting Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality – a two-day conference to inspire global commitment to integrating gender analysis to strengthen CRVS systems. Watch the proceedings. and read the conference Outcome Report.

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Bridging the Gap – Country Profiles

This set of 15 country profiles is a resource for addressing gender data gaps in Africa. Presenting findings in connection with the Bridging the Gap report, the profiles provide country-specific information and highlight opportunities in each country to strengthen the availability and quality of data for 104 gender-relevant indicators.

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Gender and CRVS – Brief 2

The latest Knowledge Brief in this series looks at specific barriers, solutions and actions for strengthening civil registration and vital statistics.  Published quarterly by The Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems in partnership with ODW, the series offers in-depth case studies and unpacks structural, political and social factors impacting gender data gaps, social protection, legal frameworks, and rights protections for women and girls.

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Bridging the Gap

How to understand, identify, and respond to the challenge of producing policy-relevant data about the lives of women and girls? The data landscape has dramatically changed in the five years since the first Bridging the Gap report. To assess practical realities, this edition takes a deep dive into the details of data availability about women and girls in 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Gender and CRVS – Brief 1

This series of knowledge briefs looks at gender bias and barriers in civil registration and vital statistics.  Published quarterly in 2019 by The Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems in partnership with ODW, 12 papers in the 3 briefs will offer in-depth case studies, findings, and recommendations on gender data gaps, social protection, legal frameworks, and rights protections for women and girls.

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Beyond the Numbers: Harnessing Data for the SDGs

In partnership with Cepei and PARIS21, Open Data Watch offers this five-part webinar series to provide an opportunity for allow development, data and policy experts as well as practitioners to interact with practitioners concerning the latest advancements in development data.

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Counting on Statistics

A result of a joint project between AidData and Open Data Watch, the Counting on Statistics report examines how official statistics are being used from the perspective of 400 national statistical office officials and 650 government ministry officials in 140 low- and middle-income countries.

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The Data Value Chain: From Production to Impact

The data value chain describes the evolution of data from collection to publication to uptake and, finally, to the impact of data on decision making. While the data value chain was created for research documenting gender data impact stories, the framework can also be applied to all types of development data.

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Open Data Inventory 2017 Annual Report

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) measures the coverage and openness of official statistics published on national statistical office websites. This report shares the results of the 2017 round of assessments for 180 countries and helps identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.

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