With our partners in multilateral agencies, governments, and the private sector, we work to improve standards guiding data collection efforts. We convene organizations with a shared interest in improving data on specific areas—such as unpaid work or financial inclusion—to encourage harmonization in data collection practices. Through these efforts, we are changing the way women’s activities are captured in data systems.
Though we believe that advances in gender data cannot happen without improvements to existing data systems, we also recognize that new data sources can provide deep insights into the lives of women and girls. We are tapping into the potential of “big data” and ensuring that these data advances consider gender implications.
Finally, we know that a skilled workforce underscores any improvements that are made in gender data production and use. We invest in gender data’s future by supporting organizations with the mandate and expertise to guide gender data production and use.