The demand for quality gender data is on the rise, and global recognition of the importance of gender data has increased. We now have a much better understanding of gender data gaps: where they are, what causes them, and what is needed to fill them.
However, increased awareness of the importance of gender data has not been met with increased financing. Monitoring of aid for gender data shows that financial flows have stagnated in recent years. The problem? Persistent low levels of financing for gender data go hand in hand with recurring gender data gaps.