• Solutions for Building Resilient Gender Data Systems

    The COVID-19 pandemic has stagnated—and in some areas reversed—hard-won progress on gender equality. Nearly two years after the virus first emerged, we still struggle to answer basic questions about the status and welfare of women and girls. This crisis has spotlighted what the global community has long known: there continue to be major gaps in gender data and shortfalls in the financing needed to enable countries to fill those gaps. These gaps have enormous implications for our capacity to support women and girls, creating a pertinent case for addressing shortfalls at the local, national, and global levels. Overcoming disparities and improving women’s health, economic opportunities, and human capital are particularly important for charting a path out of the current crisis. As the international community continues to assess, address, and attempt to recover from the pandemic, we cannot neglect the unique needs of women and girls. Nor can we allow these…

  • Understanding Women’s and Girls’ Vulnerabilities to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Gender Analysis and Data Dashboard of Low- and Lower-Middle Income Countries

    In which low- and lower-middle income countries are women and girls most exposed to or at most risk to suffer the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic? How well are these countries able to address these effects? Informed by these two questions, this report and the corresponding pandemic-related gender vulnerability data dashboard aims to identify the countries where women are highly vulnerable to suffering negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The result is a list of 26 countries grouped into four clusters according to the crisis severity and whether they score most poorly in terms of women’s health, education, and economic wellbeing, a combination of these domains of wellbeing, or availability of gender data. The main objectives of this report are to: Alert policymakers, donors, and civil society to the vulnerabilities of women and girls in these countries; Provide these stakeholders with potentially useful information regarding countries’ capacity needs so…

  • Data2X’s COVID-19 Work

    The coronavirus pandemic is shining a light on something we’ve known for a long time: we need comprehensive gender data to inform better public policy, improve lives, and make progress on the Sustainable Development Goals; however, much of this data is either missing, incomplete, or biased. We now know that the coronavirus pandemic, much like other pandemics before it, discriminates — and it’s women and girls who bear the brunt of this impact. Through our COVID-19-related work, we are highlighting the gendered impacts of the pandemic and the gender data needed to inform successful response and recovery efforts in the short- and long-term. Data2X’s COVID-19 Work Tracking COVID-19 Gender Data, Gender, and Data Resources In March 2020, in response to the growing severity of the coronavirus pandemic, we started a webpage to aggregate gender data, gender, and data resources and calls-to-action related to COVID-19. This resource compilation page seeks to…

  • Invest in Gender Data for COVID-19 Recovery and SDG Progress

    The collection and use of quality gender data must be a priority for governments’ COVID-19 policy response and recovery efforts. We lack the comparable data we need to track the long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on women and girls over time, even though we know that data is a powerful tool to fight the pandemic and to inform daily decisions about health, social, and economic policy. Gender data is the bedrock of evidence-based decision making and without it, policymakers, donors, and governments will be unable to create informed policies to respond and recover from the coronavirus pandemic and to make progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. This brief illustrates the broad picture of current gender data needs as it relates to COVID-19 response and SDG progress, and recommends actions governments can take to fill these gaps and build a more equitable future. Read the knowledge brief. Read our blog…

  • Tracking the Gender Impact of COVID-19: An Indicator Framework

    This resource reviews how well we can track the gender impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • COVID-19 Resources: Gender Data, Gender, and Data

    Gender data is necessary for a gender-sensitive response to COVID-19. This is true not only for alleviating the immediate health crisis but also for crafting policy measures to mitigate the long-term impacts of the pandemic on women’s livelihoods and well-being. It is crucial that gender data remain a priority commitment for the global community both before and after the current outbreak. With this in mind, Data2X is monitoring organizations currently advocating for gender data collection and use worldwide in addition to collating resources on gender and COVID-19. Data2X will undertake further analysis of longer-term impacts in the coming weeks — and in particular, consider the gender data necessary for governments to design comprehensive and gender-sensitive social and economic policy responses to the global pandemic. This compilation of gender data, gender, and data resources related to COVID-19 aims to inform policymakers, governments, decision-makers, and researchers who want to understand and respond…

  • Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey

    This database houses tools and data related to MIC surveys.

  • Demographic and Health Survey Program

    This database provides data from over 400 demographic and health surveys.

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