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The Arctic COVID-19 Gender Response Tracker

The Arctic COVID-19 Gender Response Tracker (COVID-GEA Tracker) methodology is based on the UNDP-UNW COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker co-created by UNDP and UN Women.

The COVID-GEA Tracker monitors policy measures introduced by the Arctic countries' governments to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on gender-responsive policies. These policies directly address women's economic and social security, including unpaid care work, the labor market, gender empowerment, as well as violence against women. In addition, the COVID-GEA Tracker includes information about COVID-19 Task Forces, particularly highlighting gender composition. More information about the UN Women methodology is available here.

The COVID-GEA Tracker presents policies starting March 1, 2020.
The Tracker followed the methodology developed by the UNDP-UNW with focus on national policies, yet the novelty of this study is that it is designed to aggregate COVID-19 measures implemented by various levels of governance. As a showcase of different levels of governance, the dataset uses the examples of the selected study sites – Iceland, Russia, and the United States – to test a new approach. For the United States, it highlights measures at the state (Alaska) level and municipal level (cities of Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and town of Nome). For Iceland – the municipal level (city of Akureyri and town of Húsavík). For Russia, it covers the regional (Nenets and Chukotka Regions) and municipal (city of Naryan-Mar and town of Pevek) levels. In addition, the dataset includes national policy measures for Canada, Finland, Greenland (data for Greenland are currently not readily accessible; thus, the dataset provides information about policy measures for the Kingdom of Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States, as identified by the UN.

The COVID-GEA Tracker is based on publicly available information, including official documents, the UN COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker data, and the research findings by the COVID-GEA research project's team.

Reference to this database:

Marya Rozanova-Smith, Laura F Goodfield, Riya Bhushan, Anissa Ozbek, Sophie Rosenthal, & Harshit Aggarwal. (2023). The COVID-19 Gender-Responsive Policies in the Arctic (2020–2022). Arctic Data Center. 


Metadata is available below or here: Arctic Data Center,

A direct link to the Tracker:

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Tableau Design by Harshit Aggarwal and Shreeya Sharda.

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