• Transforming the Data Landscape: Solutions to Close Gender Data Gaps

    Despite decades of investment in promoting gender equality, gender data gaps continue to impede understanding of the lived experiences of women and girls. A lack ofsex-disaggregated data encumbers efforts to craft and monitor the effectiveness ofevidence-based policies that address gender inequalities. Moreover, even where thesedata are available, they are often underutilized. Transforming the Data Landscape: Solutions to Close Gender Data Gaps shifts the conversation from identifying gender data problems to finding practical solutions to gender data gaps. This report and the accompanying Gender Data Solutions Inventory document innovative solutions that have emerged in the last five years. The inventory catalogs 142 solutions that are practical and, in many instances, scalable across six development sectors(economic opportunity, education, environment, health, human security and public participation). It also includescross-domain solutions focused on improving the governance of statistical systems andencouraging the use of data and statistics by policymakers and the public. Read the report.

  • State of Gender Data Financing – 2021

    The lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic confirm the importance of and need for better gender data and the immediate need for rethinking how to increase investments in gender data. This report finds that to build and sustain core gender data systems, an additional $500 million from donors is needed every year from now through 2030. Building on our 2019 report of the same name, this report provides an assessment of the current gender data ecosystem and highlights the gap between current financing and the level of financing that is needed to fully fund gender data systems from now until 2030. It also provides an overview of the financing options available to fill these funding gaps and it concludes with suggestions on six areas of action for the way forward. Read the report.

  • Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Pacific (Methodology)

    This report provides the methodology for our Bridging the Gap work in Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Bridging the Gap Asia: Key Findings and Recommendations

    How can we understand, identify, and respond to the ongoing challenge of producing policy-relevant data about the lives of women and girls? Bridging the Gap Asia: Key Findings and Recommendations summarizes the findings in the report, Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Asia and the Pacific. In this project, we set out to answer the following questions: Which domains of women’s and girls’ lives do we understand well from existing data, and which remain unclear because of missing or poor-quality data? What are the sources of available data and where can they be found in national and international databases? What can we learn from these patterns of availability? What can we learn from these five countries, including their national policies and programs, about closing systemic gender data gaps? Read the Key Findings and Recommendations. Read the full report.

  • Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Asia and the Pacific

    Where are there gaps in gender data in five countries in Asia and the Pacific, why do these gaps occur, and what can be done to fill them? This is the third report in our Bridging the Gap series, building on our 2019 report, Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Africa, and our 2020 report, Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a geographic focus on five countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It highlights the availability of gender data in Armenia, Bangladesh, Mongolia, the Philippines, and Samoa, and it assesses the availability of 98 gender indicators, their disaggregations, and their frequency of observation in international and national databases and publications. Additionally, in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the report reviews national gender equality plans and policies in the five focus…

  • Bridging the Gap Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Findings and Recommendations

    How can we understand, identify, and respond to the ongoing challenge of producing policy-relevant data about the lives of women and girls? Bridging the Gap Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Findings and Recommendations summarizes the findings in the report, Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Latin America and the Caribbean. This report builds upon our original Mapping Gender Data Gaps report published in 2014 and our 2019 technical report, Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Africa, but with a geographic focus on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Through this project, Data2X set out to answer the following questions: Which domains of women’s and girls’ lives do we understand well from existing data, and which remain unclear because of lacking or poor quality data? What are the sources of available data and where can they be found in national and international databases? What can we learn…

  • Voices of Resilience: The Danger of Biased Data with Emily Courey Pryor

    “Women are half the population yet they are consistently undercounted or not counted at all.” In this podcast episode, Data2X’s Emily Courey Pryor sits down with Vital Voices’ Alyse Nelson to discuss gender data gaps and bias in data—both of which contribute to widening gender equality gaps all over the world. Listen to the podcast episode.

  • Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Where are there gaps in gender data in five Latin American and Caribbean countries, why do these gaps occur, and what can be done to fill them? This report builds on our 2019 technical report, Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Africa, but shifts the geographic focus to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It reports on the availability of gender data in Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Paraguay at the international, national, and microdata levels, and it assesses the availability of 93 gender indicators, their disaggregations, and their frequency of observation in international and national databases and publications. Additionally, with the assistance of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC), the report documents the availability of statistical indicators to support gender development plans in the five countries. Through this report, we hope to help move the development community one step closer to producing…

  • Launch of Mapping Gender Data Gaps in the SDG Era

    “Bad data on women and girls is just as damaging on no data on women and girls.” In this webinar, Data2X convened top researchers and practitioners to explore new research from Data2X’s new report, Mapping Gender Data Gaps: An SDG Era Update. Speakers discussed methodologies used to identify gender data gaps across six key areas (economic opportunities, education, environment, health, human security, and public participation); reflected on areas where progress has been made in closing gender data gaps and; dug deeper into areas where progress has been stagnant and new gaps have emerged. Speakers included: Kathleen G. Beegle, Lead Economist, Gender, The World Bank Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, Data2X Emily Courey Pryor, Executive Director, Data2X Molly Gilligan, Gender and Environment Specialist (Former Consultant for the IUCN) Kate Grantham, International Development Researcher and Consultant Watch the webinar. Read the report.

  • European Journalism Centre: Conversation with Emily Courey Pryor

    Why are women and girls being left out of the picture? To mark International Women’s Day, Data2X’s Emily Courey Pryor sat down with the European Journalism Centre to discuss how gender data gaps prevent us from understanding women’s and girls’ lived experiences. This podcast episode also discusses Data2X’s new report, which identifies gender data gaps across six domains of women’s economic empowerment. Listen to the podcast.

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