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.

UNDP Transparency Portal – COVID-19 Response
UNDP’s work to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic from crisis management, health system support to socio-economic response

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.

Global monitoring of school closures caused by COVID-19 (UNESCO)
Most governments around the world have temporarily closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. These nationwide closures are impacting hundreds of millions of students. Several other countries have implemented localized closures impacting millions of additional learners. UNESCO is supporting countries in their efforts to mitigate the immediate impact of school closures, particularly for more vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, and to facilitate the continuity of education for all through remote learning.

COVID-19 Global Education Recovery Tracker
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education for 1.6 billion children worldwide over the past year. To help measure the ongoing global response, Johns Hopkins University, the World Bank, and UNICEF have partnered to create a COVID-19 – Global Education Recovery Tracker. Launched on 26 March 2021, the tool assists countries’ decision-making by tracking reopening and recovery planning efforts in more than 200 countries and territories.

UNHCR COVID-19 Platform – Temporary Measures and Impact on Protection
During this pandemic and in its aftermath, we are all vulnerable but those marginalized, including refugees and others forcibly displaced, are more severely impacted and face particular protection concerns. Wile Governments around the world adopt measures to protect public health, fundamental principles of refugee and human rights laws are at times challenged. This temporary platform is an evidence-based tool to support Governments in these efforts, by informing sound policy and decision-making during and in the immediate aftermath of this crisis. In line with the vision of the Global Compact on Refugees, it also aims at supporting the identification of areas where technical and financial support might be needed to ensure that the pandemic does not disproportionately impact refugees and other forcibly displaced. As a live platform, the data is updated biweekly as changes occur on the ground and/or better information becomes available.

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.

UNCTAD COVID-19 Response Portal
The global economy’s uneven recovery from COVID-19 continues and the unequal distribution of vaccines will affect countries’ abilities to recover from the crisis, UNCTAD warned on 4 May 2021 in a new portal tracking the pandemic’s impact on trade and development. The portal seeks to enhance policymakers’ understanding of the wide-ranging impact of the pandemic and help them design suitable recovery policies.

Global Dashboard for Vaccine Equity (UNDP / WHO / University of Oxford)
COVID-19 vaccine inequity will have a lasting and profound impact on socio-economic recovery in low- and lower-middle income countries without urgent action to boost supply, share vaccines and ensure they’re accessible to everyone now. The Global Dashboard for Vaccine Equity combines the latest data on the global roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines with the most recent socio-economic information to illustrate why accelerating vaccine equity is not only critical to saving lives but also to driving a faster and fairer recovery from the pandemic with benefits for all. It provides new, actionable insights and possibilities for policy makers to dive into the implications of vaccine inequity for socio-economic recovery, jobs and welfare.

COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard (UNICEF)
As the designated COVAX procurement coordinator and procurement agent, UNICEF has launched the COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard on 21 December 2020 – an interactive tool for countries, partners and industry to follow the developments of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 vaccine market and the efforts of the COVAX Facility to ensure fair and equitable access for every country in the world. In this first release, the dashboard provides a regularly updated overview of the global research and development pipeline, the projected production capacity, publicly announced bilateral and multilateral supply agreements, as well as reported price points.

Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics, and Diagnostics
The International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization have joined forces to accelerate access to COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics by leveraging multilateral finance and trade solutions, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
The aim is to vaccinate at least 40 percent of people in every country by the end of 2021, and at least 60 percent by mid-2022. The effort will track, coordinate, and advance delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, working with governments and partners at the global and local levels to address finance and trade barriers to ensure that vulnerable populations have access to these life-saving tools. It supports the goals of the ACT-Accelerator and complementary initiatives.
The Task Force members are mobilizing critical financing, with a focus on grants and concessional lending; helping to remove barriers to export and import of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics; and supporting more production, including in low- and middle-income countries. The Task Force is calling on countries to share at least 1 billion vaccine doses with developing countries during 2021.
Through this web site, which includes a global database and country-by-country data dashboards, the Task Force is tracking and monitoring specific global and country-level gaps to support faster and more targeted solutions to accelerate access to COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and tests in developing countries.

Vaccination Demand Observatory
To combat vaccine hesitancy worldwide, PGP, (The Public Good Projects), UNICEF and Yale Institute for Global Health launched the Vaccination Demand Observatory on 29 April 2021. As countries begin rolling out COVID-19 vaccination, public health experts know
that the last inch — getting the vaccine from vial to arm — can be the hardest. Public uncertainty in the current pandemic has been exacerbated by an “infodemic,” a confusing epidemic of information and misinformation. The Vaccination Demand Observatory (The Observatory) is developing tools, training, technical support and research to equip in-country teams to mitigate the impact of misinformation and mistrust on all vaccines. This programme is organized in three pillars: social listening analytics and insight generation, a training and education program to tackle challenges related to all vaccines, and a communications lab. The Vaccine Acceptance Interventions Lab (VAIL) will draw upon behavioural and social research and insights from social listening to develop engaging, relevant content to fill information gaps. VAIL also will develop “inoculation” messages to vaccinate people against vaccine misinformation. The content and programs will be rapid field tested for tone, format and behavior change impact before being implemented.

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


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