Our March 2022 resource list comes at a special time when the world’s celebrating Open Data Day and International Women’s Day concurrently and at a time when the world is making deliberate efforts to build back better. As we celebrate the gains made, we continue to rally for prioritization of the publication and use of open gender data across Sub-Saharan Africa to ensure that we are not exacerbating the marginalization of the poorest and most vulnerable people, mostly women and girls.


  • What AODN is reading this Month


Report: Why Covid-19 Recovery Must Be Gender Responsive

This summary highlights key learning from research from the Covid-19 Responses for Equity (CORE) initiative focusing on the impact the pandemic is having across different vulnerable groups and how gender intersects and often exacerbates these effects. Supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), CORE brings together 21 projects to understand the socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic, improve existing responses, and generate better policy options for recovery. The research is being led primarily by local researchers, universities, think tanks, and civil society organizations across 42 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Download here.


Blog: Data Infrastructure Is For Everybody

In theory, standards for open data are designed to benefit everybody. Yet in practice, there is a tendency to overlook issues related to equity and inclusion. The same profile of experts is generally invited to participate in the research and workshops designed to develop the standards. So despite claims that the