The motivating belief of Data2X is that greater capture, analysis, and use of data catalyzes gender equality.
Over the last several years, Data2X has investigated the role of “big data” in filling gendered knowledge gaps by funding ten research projects that analyzed the potential of big data to quantify the economic, social, and health status of women and girls. The findings of those projects are summarized in our report Big Data, Big Impact? Towards Gender-Sensitive Data Systems.
Building on this work, this report: 1) highlights the ongoing research of five Data2X grantee partners; 2) reviews other innovative studies at the intersection of big data and gender carried out in the last several years; and 3) draws out six global observations about trends in big data and gender that are most relevant to vulnerable women and girls.