• Towards Enabling Women’s Financial Inclusion Through Data

    Zambia’s Gender Data Journey For many years, the Central Bank of Zambia and other key stakeholders have been working towards financial inclusion and gender equality. And although Zambia had made progress on financial inclusion, 2015 Finscope data showed that women were still more likely than men to be financially excluded. The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) realized that establishing specific recommendations and policies could help bridge this gender gap in access and use of financial services. But to do so, they first needed gender data to inform those policies (Box 1). Key stakeholders agreed that the collection and use of more reliable, high-quality data would allow them to understand where the country was in its financial inclusion journey and focus on the right steps to reach their goals. Through the execution of a grant received from the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), funded by the Women’s Financial Inclusion Data (WFID) Partnership,…

  • Fulfilling the Promise of Better Data on Gender and Work

    Fulfilling the Promise of Better Data on Gender and Work

    How the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians Impacted the Quality and Use of Gender Data in Policymaking In 2013, an international definition of “work” was agreed upon for the first time as a reference concept to support measurement. Importantly for gender equality, the definition recognizes all paid and unpaid forms of work on an equal footing. This was a critical step towards making all the work that women typically do in the home, workplaces, and community clearly visible in statistics. These changes—based on a resolution adopted by the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians in 2013—were significant for other reasons, too. They affected how employment is measured by governments, narrowing the scope to only those activities done in expectation of payment or making a profit. The new International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) standards on work have had significant impact in the four case study countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Lao…

  • Using Violence Against Children Survey to Drive Change: A Case Study of Tanzania

    How did the collection and use of sex-disaggregated survey data in Tanzania help catalyze action on the issue of violence against children? In 2008, seeking to catalyze action and change on violence against children — particularly sexual violence against girls — and increase awareness of the problem, the government of Tanzania, UN agencies, the United States government, and civil society worked together to design and implement a Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) in Tanzania. The data on violence against boys and girls and the VACS’ multisectoral methodology and government-led coordination process catalyzed and shaped long-term, multi-sectoral change. This case study recounts the story of how the data came to be collected and the factors that led to its uptake and impact. Read the case study.

  • Data Breaks the Silence on Violence Against Women: A Case Study of Vietnam

    This case study explores Vietnam’s use of survey data to highlight and address the problem of violence against women.

  • Using Data to Address the Unpaid Work Burden: A Case Study of Finland

    This case study explores Finland’s use of time use data to highlight the gendered division of unpaid work.

  • Data Driving Women’s Financial Inclusion: Rwanda’s Experience

    This case study focuses on Rwanda’s collection and use of financial inclusion gender data.

  • Enabling Women’s Financial Inclusion Through Data: The Case of Mexico

    This case study explores Mexico’s use of sex-disaggregated financial inclusion data.

  • Invisible No More? Country Case Studies (Volume 2)

    These case studies explore the link between time use survey data and policy impact.

  • Uruguay’s national care policy: A virtuous cycle in data, advocacy, and policy

    This case study explores how time use data informed the creation of Uruguay’s national care policy.

  • Catalyzing Inclusive Financial Systems: Chile’s Commitment to Women’s Data

    This case study explores how Chile has advanced women’s financial inclusion.

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