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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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Gender-based Violence and COVID-19

Gender-based violence (GBV) increases during every type of emergency – whether economic crises, conflict or disease outbrea

ks. Pre-existing toxic social norms and gender inequalities, economic and social stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with restricted movement and social isolation measures, have led to an exponential increase in GBV.  

This briefing note provides concrete actions and strategies that UNDP, UN agencies and other development partners can take to prevent and address GBV in the context of COVID-19. It includes recommendations for adapting dedicated GBV services and support to the crisis context, and for mainstreaming GBV prevention and response in 'non-GBV specific' interventions. 

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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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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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CrisisInSight

CrisisInSight is an Assessment Capacities Project analysis portfolio.

The portfolio enables the comparison of the severity of crises globally as well as the level of humanitarian access, while providing trends analysis and a forward-looking scan for risks.  

In order to measure the severity of a crisis, the INFORM Severity Index is used to bring together 31 core indicators, organised in three dimensions: impact, conditions of affected people, and complexity. The correlation of these different sources of analysis makes it possible to envisage scenarios and reinforce preparedness. It provides an evidence-based foundation for decision makers and humanitarian actors and may help them improve principled operational response and a better allocation of resources. 

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Integrating Migration Into International Cooperation and Development

The Mainstreaming Migration into International Cooperation and Development provides systematic

guidance on how migration can be integrated into development cooperation sectors in a manner that harnesses the development potential of migration ensures that risks and opportunities are fully assessed and makes development cooperation more coherent and effective. The guidance provides analysis and practical tools to enable policymakers and practitioners to deal with the ways in which migration and sustainable development interact within the context of the COVID‑19 pandemic. 

The guidance includes training videos helps development practitioners better understand the importance and feasibility of integrating migration considerations into their sector programming. Drawing on concrete project examples and highlighting key connections between migration and sustainable development through human-interest stories, the videos serve as visual case studies that can support wider training efforts. 

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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 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Enterprises and Workers in the Informal Economy in Developing and Emerging Countries
Identifying the needs and priorities of the groups in the informal economy that are the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 crisis is essential to develop adequate policy responses.
These guidelines provide a step-by-step approach to get this knowledge quickly by using methods of collecting information remotely, without interpersonal contact. The rapid assessment highlights sectors and groups most affected by the crisis and identify the direct and indirect effects of the pandemic and adopted preventive measures.

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Rapid Diagnostics for Assessing the Country Level Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy and Labour Market
These guidelines were developed by the ILO's Employment, Labour Markets and Youth Branch to support countries, through ILO employment specialists and Country Offices, undertake rapid di
agnostics to assess the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and policy responses. The rapid diagnostics seek to assess the current impact and transmission mechanisms of the COVID-19 crisis on a country’s economy and labour market, while identifying the most affected sectors/groups and review existing policy responses, their objectives and expected impacts, and identify gaps in policy implementation.

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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.