We know that the coronavirus pandemic is not gender-blind, yet our knowledge of the varied ways it affects different demographic groups is incomplete due to data gaps across economic, education, health, and social dimensions.
We also know that gender considerations will help shape adaptive responses to the pandemic, but it is unclear whether we have the necessary granular information to design effective, gender-informed mitigation and recovery policies.
To better understand what data exist, and where there are key gaps, Data2X and Open Data Watch have launched a joint, ongoing review of the principal international databases to understand how well we can track the gender impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Data2X. (2020). Tracking the Gender Impact of COVID-19: An Indicator Framework.