COVID-19 Resources from international organisations
This page contains links to data and information resources provided by
international organizations that are part of the global statistical community.
It is updated continuously as more resources become available.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE)
Overview of general challenges and recommendations on how to ensure the
production of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), as well as guidance notes by
Eurostat and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that provide more
detailed recommendations for continuing compilation of the CPI. The website
also hosts a discussion forum for experts to share questions, experiences
and good practices.
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC)
Summary of results of questionnaire on measures taken by the National
Statistical Offices, Central Banks and other institutions in Latin America
and the Caribbean in response to the COVID-19 situation.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)
Overview of COVID-19 impact on data collection operations and possible
responses by National Statistical Offices, as well as a proposed mixed-mode
panel survey design to enable continuing data collection under lockdown and
after pandemic situation.
As part of its response, FAO has launched a new website to help inform the
measures taken to overcome the threats to the agricultural and food sectors.
Continuously updated as more resources become available, it provides an
overview of FAO’s action in regard to the outbreak, key messages, policy
tools, questions and answers, and offers valuable resources for
Through its Data Lab and the use of Big Data, text scraping and artificial
intelligence, FAO conducts a global assessment that identifies and tracks
policy responses countries adopted during past crises.
Guidance to data producers to maintain labour force survey (LFS) operations.
It highlights the range of topics to prioritize in national LFS and
suggested clarifications to support consistent treatment of special cases
becoming more prevalent, such as job absences of uncertain duration,
business closures, and overall reduced job search activity.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
PARIS21 has convened a COVID-19 Task Force to engage and support our NSO
partners across the globe, with the aim to mitigate the effect of the
evolving global crisis on their daily operations, medium-term activities and
Policy brief introducing a conceptual framework that describes the adverse
effects of the crisis on NSSs in developing countries. It also suggests
short and medium-term actions to mitigate the negative effects by (1)
focusing data production on priority economic, social and demographic data,
(2) communicating proactively with citizens, academia, private sector and
policy makers, and (3) positioning the NSO as advisor and knowledge bank for
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
First results of the MICS Plus pilot in Belize (mobile-phone based data
collection from a sub-sample of MICS respondents on a monthly basis). This
will be progressively populated every two weeks, with new data from Belize.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Contains a sample of countries already altering census plans in light of
COVID-19, as well as key recommendations and resources for countries. The
brief also discusses the importance of advocacy and sustaining census
capacity-strengthening virtually, particularly in view of potential
long-term financial constraints resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Real-time data, statistical indicators, and other types of data that are
relevant to the coronavirus pandemic, drawn from the World Bank’s data
catalog and other authoritative sources. This page is updated frequently as
more data and research becomes available, particularly on the economic and
social impacts of the pandemic and the World Bank’s efforts to address them.