A-Z Site Index


COVID-19 Data Portal
The UN Development Coordination Office launched a data portal tracking the work of UN teams to tackle COVID-19 in 162 countries and territories.  The web portal is a public platform covering the UN work to respond and recover from the pandemic’s impacts, but also shows data from the health and humanitarian response led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and our humanitarian colleagues

UN COVID-19 Data Hub
This section makes data relevant to COVID-19 response readily available as geospatial data web services, suitable for the production of maps and other data visualizations and analyses, and easy to download in multiple formats.

COVID-19 Response – Web portal for the statistical community (UN DESA)
This website provides a space for the global statistical community to share guidance, actions, tools and best practices to ensure the operational continuity of data programmes by National Statistical Offices, and to address issues of open and timely access to critical data needed by governments and all sectors of society to respond to the global COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Data Futures Platform (UNDP)
The COVID-19 Data Futures Platform pulls together data from the UN system, nonprofit partners, academia, development partners and countries around the world. Interactive tools provide unique opportunities for data analysis, insights identification, and collaboration around strategies and solutions. Analytics and data presented will dynamically evolve, responding to different questions that arise as the situation changes.

COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker (UNDP / UN WOMEN)
The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. It includes national measures that are directly addressing women’s economic and social security, including unpaid care work, the labour market and violence against women. The tracker is coordinated by UNDP with substantive leadership and technical contributions from UN Women. It is co-created by both entities and based on publicly available information, including media coverage, official documents, and other COVID-19 policy trackers. In some cases, information on measures was provided by UNDP and UN Women country offices. It can provide guidance for policymakers and evidence for advocates to ensure a gender-sensitive COVID-19 policy response.

COVID-19 Situation in the WHO European Region – WHO/Europe Dashboard
Please note: The PSHM Severity Index can be accessed via the PHSM tab below the map
WHO/Europe launched its Public Health and Social Measures (PHSM) Severity Index on 10 November 2020 to provide standardized data on the ways in which countries in the WHO European Region have sought to slow or stop community spread of COVID-19. This latest tool systematically captures and analyses individual governmental PHSM responses to COVID-19 in the 53 countries of the Region. The PHSM Severity Index is integrated into WHO/Europe’s COVID-19 Dashboard, which allows quick visualization of the most up-to-date COVID-19 statistics and information pertinent to each country in the Region. It captures 6 types of public health measures: the wearing of masks; closure of schools; closure of offices, businesses, institutions and operations; restrictions on gatherings; restrictions on domestic movement; and limitations to international travel.

EPIC Tracker – Evidence, Policy, and Interventions for COVID-19 Tracker
The UNU Evidence, Policy, and Interventions for COVID-19 Tracker (UNU EPIC Tracker) is an inventory of the public health, economic, social and community measures taken to address COVID-19 across all countries. These measures include government policies and public sector interventions whose impacts are felt across all levels of society. A living platform, the EPIC Tracker will be regularly updated to include new policies, to reflect country responses, and to integrate other sources of data.

Hand in Hand geospatial platform (FAO)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform on 21 July 2020 with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources to help strengthen evidence-based decision-making in the food and agriculture sectors. The platform is a crucial tool for all efforts to build back better and create more resilient food systems post COVID-19. It boasts over one million geospatial layers and thousands of statistics series with over 4,000 metadata records, bringing together geographic information and statistical data on over ten domains linked to food and agriculture – from food security, crops, soil, land, water, climate, fisheries, livestock to forestry. It also includes information on COVID-19’s impact on food and agriculture. The platform can be used by anyone and its application will in turn help data-driven and evidence-based decision-making in food and agriculture.

UN-Habitat COVID-Readiness 19 and Responsiveness tracker platform
Over 2,500 cities and urban areas have been affected by COVID-19 and collecting data on their preparedness and response is key to ending the pandemic. UN-Habitat is launching an innovative tracker platform to assess how ready the world’s cities were for the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have coped with its arrival. The city-based COVID-19 Readiness and Responsiveness tracker platform uses global metrics to provide critical and often unavailable information from cities around the world. The tracker provides information that is critical for protecting populations and informing resilience and recovery strategies and future responses to global pandemics.

Africa UN Knowledge Hub for COVID-19
The Africa UN Knowledge Hub for COVID-19 was developed by the UN Development System in Africa and is acting as a one-stop-shop on information and resources relevant to Africa on the pandemic. The Hub harnesses information and resources from credible sources, including WHO, regional UN agencies, Ministries of health of African governments and credible news channels amongst others.

Further information:
UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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