The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the national population through Uganda High-Frequency Phone Survey on COVID-19 (UHFPS). The survey recontacts...

Aziz Atamanov, Frédéric Cochinard, John Ilukor, Giulia Ponzini |

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting all Nigerians, but different groups face different impacts on their health, welfare, and livelihoods. As such, no single, monolithic solution exists to the crisis...

Alexander Irwin, Jonathan Lain, Tara Vishwanath |

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, disseminated the ...

Aziz Atamanov, John Ilukor, Talip Kilic, Giulia Ponzini |

Nigeria has been hit hard by both the spread of the virus and the decline in oil prices - a sector on which the economy is heavily reliant. The government has thus been laden with the challenging...

Gbemisola Oseni, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Kevin McGee, Akuffo Amankwah |

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, disseminated the...

Aziz Atamanov, Talip Kilic |

Open defecation is the practice of people defecating outside, such as in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water. Between 2000 and 2017, the world nearly...

Haruna Kashiwase |

How are individuals and organizations taking advantage of the data that governments are publishing? This is part of a series looking at how data are being used for social good.  Last time we...

Samuel Lee, Sandra Moscoso, Linet Kwamboka |

This is the first of a two-part blog series on offline open data pilots recently conducted in Indonesia and Kenya. Part one focuses on Indonesia, while the subsequent blog post will describe our...

Samuel Lee, Felipe Estefan |