Developing rapid assessments on time use
Expert groups play a unique role in improving the quality and scope of official statistics, especially around time use data. The UNSD and UN Expert Group on Innovative and Effective Ways to Collect Time-Use Statistics developed a rapid assessment instrument to collect time use during crises, particularly in crises where traditional data collection are impractical or impossible to utilize. This instrument allows policymakers to understand how crises impact people’s daily lives and routine. The instrument is versatile to measure gender difference pertaining to time use in crisis situations.