The coronavirus pandemic exposed a myriad of vulnerabilities throughout the world and added an extra layer of difficulty to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The COVID-19 Data & Innovation Centre produces data-driven knowledge that informs decision-makers and provides evidence for resources to flow where they are critically needed. The Centre brings knowledge from the South to the world.
This brief explores the linkages between women’s inactivity and their high share in rural unrecognized and/or unpaid occupations, especially in agriculture, amid COVID-19.
Before COVID-19, women in the Global South were already more prone to have vulnerable employment conditions (44%) than men (39,4%). Learn more about labor markets’ vulnerability for women in the Global South during the pandemic.
Before COVID-19, women from the Global South were already more likely to have vulnerable employment. Nonetheless, the slowdown of the economy severely affected economic sectors with the highest feminization rates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020, Cepei created the Data and Innovation COVID-19 Centre to deliver information, evidence, knowledge, innovation strategies, territorial requirements, and policy recommendations to the UN COVID-19 Multi-Partner Trust Fund in their purpose of strengthening response and recovery actions in the Global South. The Centre aims to:
- Give academia, CSO and other stakeholders a voice in the reopening pathway in all countries.
- Open up the dialogue through data.
- Track resources, analysis and has access to missing, privileged information.
- Shine a spotlight on immediate needs, response strategies, and how these interact with pre-existing vulnerabilities.
- Provide better information on impact to donors.