Solutions Inventory

Providing gender-relevant data during crises

There is a gender data gap in understanding how men and women are impacted in humanitarian settings. A study from 2012 (Gender and international crisis response: Do we have the data, and does it matter?) examines available analyses, assessments, and academic literature to gain insights into whether sex‐disaggregated data are generated, accessible and utilized, and appraised what can be learned from existing data. It finds that there is a gap between policy and practice, where humanitarian evaluations rarely analyze data by sex. Recommendations from this study include the role of donors requesting disaggregated data, along with strengthening accountability measures.

Source Organization:
Lisa Eklund et al.