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Solutions to Close Gender Data Gaps

This major report from Data2x and ODW on gender data gaps presents ways not only to identify gaps, but actually to start filling the gaps through ten specific steps using 142 innovative solutions across six development sectors.

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ODIN 2022/23 Is Underway

The upcoming Open Data Inventory, ODIN 2022/23, will include new updates that expand its global coverage from 187 to 194 countries and reinforces the importance of gender data in countries’ statistical systems.

OUR WORK

Open Data Watch is an international, non-profit organization working at the intersection of open data and official statistics. Our work supports the implementation of change in the production and management of official statistical data. Concentrating efforts in three areas — policy advice, data support, and monitoring — ODW seeks to make development data better and more accessible for increased use and impact.
An example of the interaction between these workstreams, the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) provides in-depth assessments of data coverage and openness that countries actively use to identify and address data gaps. The ODIN Gender Data Index, for instance, checks for data needed to address gender issues. Only with high-quality and open data can international organizations, governments, and citizens solve the challenges of measuring and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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WHAT’S NEW?

Event Series: Financing Gender Data

Investing in data ecosystems that include gender is vital to responding to pandemics, climate change, and global conflicts. But closing the gender data financing gap needs a strategy to make funding to go further in a time of scarcity.

The Power of Networks: Gender Data in Africa

As shown by the Gender Data Network in Africa, knowledge exchange between countries is key to addressing capacity, funding, and other challenges to have data needed to reach SDGs.

Advancing Gender Data and Statistics in Africa

What progress has been made since 2019 when the Gender Data Network was created in response to research showing huge gaps in gender data availability in Africa? This report provides an update.