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

Topic: Understanding Gender Data
Type: Report
Author: data, Open Data Watch Date: October 2020
Foundational Gender Data Resource

Where do gaps in gender data exist in Latin America and the Caribbean, why do gaps occur, and what can be done to fill them and deliver on commitments to improve 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 Africabut 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 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.

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