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Data Futures Platform

As technical lead of the UN’s socio-economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNDP brings together the COVID-19 Data Futures Platform, which translates multidimensional data into actionable, evid

ence based insights that foster system thinking and co-creation of policy initiatives. Drawing on data from across the UN system and partners, simulations focus on the most critical recovery challenges in an interactive way for rapid decision making and sensemaking, including those which are instrumental in advancing poverty alleviation and social protection.

The platform is intended for policy makers, including government officials and UN staff, international organizations, grass roots movements, think tanks and academia.

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Guide for the Sustainable Development Analysis Grid
Designed for policymakers and program implementers, this guide assesses the sustainability of projects, strategies, programs and policies across six dimensions of sustainability (cultural, economic, e
nvironmental, ethical, governance and social). It allows specialists to propose ways to enhance a project or process and automatically compiles information, generates graphs and tables to support decision-making, and assists in setting goals and indicators, priorities and follow-up.

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ILO NATLEX Database

NATLEX is an online database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation, including social policy and regulations during COVID-19.

The database includes over 100,000 records covering 196 countries and over 160 territories and subdivisions. Records are indexed by subject classifications and provide full texts or abstracts of legislation and citation information. 

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Conflict Analysis for Sustaining Peace
Preventing the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict is a hugely ambitious task, requiring strengthened capacities to conduct structured conflict analyses that p
rovide insights into the causes and consequences of conflict, the needs and interests of diverse stakeholders, as well as the dynamics supporting or undermining peace efforts. This tutored online programme introduces the core elements and principles of conflict analysis and explores some of the main analytical tools that can help ensure conflict-sensitive work and, whenever possible, contributes to preventing conflict and sustaining peace. This programme is open to UN staff as well as practitioners and representatives from governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia.

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COVID-19 and Gender Monitor
This dashboard is a compilation of indicators that will inform gender-responsive policy action on COVID-19. It promotes access to reliable and timely data to informi
ng advocacy and policies. The dashboard is an inter-agency collaboration that has benefitted from the inputs of ILO, ITU, UNCTAD, UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNODC, WFP, WHO and many others.

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Rapid Social Protection Calculator for COVID-19
The Rapid Social Protection Calculator for COVID-19 tool supports countries to make rapid adjustments to social protection systems in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Responses to the crisis require an adequate assessment of their impact on the costs of social protection programmes. In normal times, such assessments can be made well in advance and based on comprehensive information and sophisticated actuarial methods. But the COVID-19 crisis is forcing many countries to make rapid assessments, for which this tool is designed to assist. 

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The WASH Bottleneck Analysis Tool
The WASH Bottleneck Analysis Tool analyses the complex interplay of institutional structures and processes that determine how effectively human, material and financial inputs are turned
into sustainable access to drinking-water supply, sanitation and hygiene. It provides a rational evidence-based approach for formulating an investment strategy for multiple sectors aims of efficiency, equity and sustainability.

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WASH Accountability Mapping Tools

Ensuring the sustainability of investments in the WASH sector remains a major challenge in ma

ny parts of the world. WASH projects still fail within a few years of completion, putting access to safe and sustainable drinking water and sanitation at risk. Communities that still have access to water and sanitation services struggle with poor service provision. Good governance of the WASH sector, within an accountability framework, is crucial for the national sector to deliver sustainable results at scale. 

This brochure presents an overview of the WASH Accountability Mapping Tools, a set of methods developed for assisting groups in understanding accountability relations in their WASH context and planning improvement actions. Accountability mapping tools are participatory instruments developed to assess the status and quality of accountability lines within the water and sanitation sector. They enable participants to review practices in any country at the local or sector level. The mapping helps to identify the accountability weaknesses to be addressed, the actors who should be engaged in this work and potential improvement actions. 

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CrisisWatch
CrisisWatch is a global conflict tracker designed to help decision-makers prevent deadly violence by keeping them up-to-date with developments in over 80 conflicts and crises, identifyi
ng trends and alerting them to risks of escalation and opportunities to advance peace. CrisisWatch can be used by anyone trying to stay abreast of and understand the world’s shifting conflict landscape. Updated at the beginning of every month, it provides succinct summaries of political and security developments in the past calendar month in over 70 conflicts, crises and vulnerable countries. 

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Conflict Analysis Practice Note
This guidance note is an internal resource to support desk officers, planning officers and other staff in UN Country Teams, missions and headquarters, who are responsible for undertaking a c
onflict analysis or are expected to contribute to one. A range of conflict analysis approaches already exists across the UN system; selection and tailoring of an appropriate method depends on the conflict context, the purpose of analysis and the institutional and contextual triggers. This note provides guidance and an overview of the core components of a conflict analysis, identifies good practice and offers a guide to existing resources.