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The COVID-19 crisis jeopardizes decades of progress for women and girls by disproportionately affecting women's incomes, employment, and educational opportunities, as well as increasing unpaid care pressures and fueling a "shadow pandemic" of gender-based violence. Countries should implement gender-responsive policies and budgeting to help mitigate the short-term effects of gender inequality while also addressing the long-term structural drivers of gender inequality. Failure to do so risks long-term consequences and jeopardizes the chances of a gender-responsive recovery. Using the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-UN Women COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, this note examines how countries around the world have responded to this challenge.