Because of the pandemic, national statistical offices have rapidly developed and implemented new data collection approaches to identify, understand, address, and monitor the needs of vulnerable and marginalized population groups. This data has informed critical COVID-19 policy decisions, such as social protection programs and lockdowns. The pandemic exposed structural inequalities, forcing marginalized communities to respond without adequate support from the government.

This Inclusive Data Charter event, hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, explores how inclusive data is being generated and used amid the COVID-19 pandemic and how its potential can be actualized to inform equitable COVID-19 policies. 

The event features presentations from Tina Chui, Statistics Canada; Dr Yatta Kanu and Iman Beoku-Betts, Ministry of Education of Sierra Leone; Laura Reinoso, National Institute of Statistics of Paraguay; and Omar Seidu, Ghana Statistical Service.