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

Topic: Understanding Gender Data
Type: Report
Author: data, Open Data Watch Date: April 2021
Foundational Gender Data Resource

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 countries.

Through this report, we hope to help move the development community one step closer to producing high-quality and policy-relevant gender indicators to inform better decisions.

Read the report.

Read the Key Findings & Recommendations.

Read the methodology report.

The below country profiles provide an in-depth look into each of the five countries profiled in this Bridge the Gap report:

The below policy reports evaluate national gender policies on how well they include data in their planning and decision-making processes:

Read the two previous reports:

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