Investing in gender-sensitive and inclusive data ecosystems is a vital part of the global effort to build back better from COVID-19, tackle climate change, and ensure an inclusive response and recovery to ongoing global conflicts. But closing the gender data financing gap calls for more than an increase in spending; it calls for a larger strategic effort to identify solutions to make dollars go further and bring gender data onto the agenda at national, regional, and global levels.
The time is now to prepare for the future and seek smarter solutions in scarcity. Explore five reasons why and three emerging solutions.
That is why Open Data Watch has partnered with PARIS21, UN Women, and Data2X to launch the “Navigating the Landscape of Gender Data Financing” event series which will take place throughout the remainder of 2022.
Solutions in Scarcity – Event 3
23 February 2023
The third and final event in the Solutions in Scarcity series expanded on solutions identified at the country-level by highlighting solutions backed by development assistance providers, such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, Gates Foundation, and USAID. Organized by Data2X, Open Data Watch, PARIS21, and UN Women, the event came at a particularly critical moment — just when the latest PRESS findings confirmed that a sharp decline in funding for gender data is putting SDG 5 at risk.
Solutions in Scarcity – Event 2
15 September 2022
Organized on the sidelines of UNGA, this second event — “Solutions in Scarcity: Country Voices on Gender Data Financing” — brought together country representatives, gender equality advocates, development data experts, and philanthropic institutions. The discussions, anchored by country experiences, focused on identifying and scaling solutions to overcome chronic under investment in gender data, to build better systems, and to reinforce the coalition of supporters through an agreed set of initiatives and actions.
Solutions in Scarcity – Event 1
02 June 2022
“Solutions in Scarcity: Smart Financing for Gender Data”, which took place on 2 June, was the first event in the series. It bought together experts from the Gates Foundation, International Finance Corporation, Statistics Sierra Leone, and UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office to discuss emerging solutions for financing gender statistics.