Mapping Gender Data Gaps

Topic: Understanding Gender Data
Type: Report
Author: data, Mayra Buvinic, Rebecca Furst-Nichols, Gayatri Koolwal Date: March 2014
Foundational Gender Data Resource

This report lays out a foundational mapping of gender data gaps to guide development policy and advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Mapping Gender Data Gaps examines five domains of women’s empowerment–health, education, economic opportunities, political participation, and human security–and lays out the gaps in gender data in developing countries across these domains.

The report also suggests ways forward to close these gaps using existing and new data sources, including censuses and micro-level surveys, service and administrative records, and the potential use of ‘big data’ as a new source of gender data.

Data2X updated this gaps mapping work in 2019. The most recent research in this area is captured in the report, Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Africa.

Read the report here.

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