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Understanding women’s and girls’ vulnerabilities to the COVID-19 pandemic: A gender analysis and data dashboard of low- and lower-middle income countries

In which low- and lower-middle income countries are women and girls most exposed to or at most risk to suffer the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic? How well are these countries able to address these effects?

Informed by these two questions, this report and the corresponding pandemic-related gender vulnerability data dashboard aims to identify the countries where women are highly vulnerable to suffering negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The result is a list of 26 countries grouped into four clusters according to the crisis severity and whether they score most poorly in terms of women’s health, education, and economic wellbeing, a combination of these domains of wellbeing, or availability of gender data.

The main objectives of this report are to:

  • Alert policymakers, donors, and civil society to the vulnerabilities of women and girls in these countries;
  • Provide these stakeholders with potentially useful information regarding countries’ capacity needs so they can make and advocate for gender-informed resource allocations and;
  • Make available a gender vulnerability data dashboard or tool that can be used by different stakeholders to analyze, compare, and forecast country needs from a gender perspective.

Data2X. (2020). Understanding Women’s and Girls’ Vulnerabilities to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Gender Analysis and Data Dashboard of Low- and Lower-Middle Income Countries.

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