Drawing on the Bridging the Gap studies of 25 countries across Africa, Asia & the Pacific, and Latin America & the Caribbean, this report compares the gaps in gender data that most impact our knowledge of the status and well-being of women and girls in the three regions.
What exactly is the the gap between current resources and the level of financing needed to fully fund gender data systems from now until 2030? This comprensive report runs the numbers, assesses the options and suggests six areas of action for the way forward.
This reference document details the methodology behind the “State of Gender Data Financing 2021” report by Open Data Watch and Data2X.
This in-depth report identifies lower-income countries where women and girls are most exposed to and most at risk from the COVID-19 pandemic and assesses countries’ capability to respond, based on a gender vulnerability data dashboard.
The conference Outcome Report of ConVERGE: Connecting Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality spotlights renewed global commitment to strengthening Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) through integration of gender analysis.
In support of good practices to strengthen civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS), the authors of a paper in the latest Knowledge Brief have created a reference guide identifying key gender barriers to registration of birth and deaths, and mapping supply-side issues to needed demand-side research.
Spanning the 17 goals, 169 targets and 232 indicators of the SDGs is a promise “to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.” Advancing that goal touches many domains – from labor opportunities to reduced maternal mortality to increased representation in political life. This paper finds that the current gap in financing the needed core data on gender in lower-income countries is between $170M-$240M a year between now and 2030. It suggests a way to increase total funding and improve existing funding flows for higher impact.
Achieving gender equality – and monitoring its progress – needs a significant improvement in data disaggregated by sex, age, and other important attributes. Access to high-quality gender data are critical to a country’s ability to compile each of the indicators needed to monitor and implement the SDGs; but how many of these indicators are available today?
The fundamental principle of the 2030 development agenda is to leave no one behind. Achieving real inclusion – and monitoring progress – will require a significant improvement in the availability of data.