Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Statistics • COVID-19 response

Encourage use of data and increase impact


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During the COVID-19 outbreak, the demand for information from policymakers and citizens will be higher than ever, but connecting people to the data, encouraging use, and creating impact requires guidance and action by national statistical offices. Data providers and communicators bear the responsibility of connecting users to the information they need. National statistical offices must facilitate this connection. The resources in this section provide insight on how to encourage the use of data, monitor its uptake and impact, and further increase impact.

Resources to support increasing data use and impact

Examples of methods to increase the use and impact of COVID-19 data