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The Arctic COVID-19 Gender Response Tracker

The Tracker page is under development.
The final version will be available in the coming weeks.

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. It includes national measures for Canada, Finland, Greenland (data for Greenland are currently not readily accessible; thus, the Tracker provides information about policy measures for the Kingdom of Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. While most existing trackers primarily focus on indicators at the national level, the novelty of the COVID-GEA Tracker is that, in addition to national policies, it is designed to aggregate COVID-19 measures implemented by selected regional and municipal governments. To showcase different levels of governance, it uses the examples of the three project study sites plus Chukotka region to test a new methodology. For the United States, it highlights measures at the national (federal), state (Alaska), city (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau), and town (Nome) levels. For Iceland – the national level, city (Akureyri), and town (Húsavík) levels. For Russia, it covers the national (federal), regional (Nenets and Chukotka Regions), city (Naryan-Mar and Anadyr), and town (Pevek) levels.  

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

Reference to this database should read as follows:

Arctic COVID-19 Gender Response Tracker Policy Measures Dataset. Living database, version 1 (December 21, 2022). COVID-GEA Project. Accessible at

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