2020 did not go as planned. But Open Data Watch nevertheless continued to support the Data Revolution by advancing cutting-edge research, maximizing the impact of open data, and highlighting the need for high-quality, timely data in a time of crisis. A few highlights.
The latest edition of the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) has just been released. ODIN 2020/21 provides an assessment of the coverage and openness of official statistics in 187 countries across 22 data categories. Despite the pandemic and with still some data gaps, great progress has been made in open data.
This in-depth report identifies lower-income countries where women and girls are most exposed to and most at risk from the COVID-19 pandemic and assesses countries’ capability to respond, based on a gender vulnerability data dashboard.
Monitoring several national Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) reporting platforms and portals, Open Data Watch reports a number of search and access problems and makes recommendations for potential improvements.
We rely on statistics for everything from forecasting the weather to monitoring economies and pandemics. This World Statistics Day, Open Data Watch highlights the most critical statistics from our areas of work and where we can improve.
This fourth blog of the series examines what emerging measures of the direct impact of the pandemic on healthcare workers can tell us about the frontline capacity of countries and how it differs for men and women.
In-depth country profiles for the “Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Latin America and the Caribbean” report that looks at the availability and quality of data for 93 gender-relevant indicators concerning the status and welfare of women and girls.
This third blog of the series summarizes existing data on sex-disaggregated COVID-19 cases and deaths from Global Health 50/50, compares this to overall cases and deaths, and examines the shares that are sex-disaggregated by income and region.
The conference Outcome Report of ConVERGE: Connecting Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality spotlights renewed global commitment to strengthening Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) through integration of gender analysis.
The world’s inability to monitor and contain the spread of COVID-19 is costing trillions. With such losses, budgets are tightening. Prioritized spending is critical. Funds and hopes are now focused on the arrival of an effective vaccine. But, once again, that won’t be enough.