Without data equality, there is no gender equality.
Data2X is a collaborative technical and advocacy platform dedicated to improving the quality, availability, and use of gender data in order to make a practical difference in the lives of women and girls worldwide. Data2X works with UN agencies, governments, civil society, academics, and the private sector to close gender data gaps, promote expanded and unbiased gender data collection, and use gender data to improve policies, strategies, and decision-making. We are also a gender data lead within the new Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.
We are an initiative of the United Nations Foundation, implemented with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Data2X team is made up of a core secretariat based at the UN Foundation in Washington, DC:
Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow
Emily Courey Pryor, Executive Director
Eleanor Carey, Technical Manager
Rebecca Furst-Nichols, Deputy Director
David Garrison, Senior Associate for Finance and Grants
Gayatri Koolwal, Fellow
Stephanie Oula, Program Officer
Nina Rabinovitch Blecker, Director of Communications and Acting Director of Global Advocacy
Karolina Ramos, Associate
Bapu Vaitla, Fellow
Data2X also regularly draws on the work of core technical consultants, including:
Shaida Badiee, Senior Advisor, Data2X
Eric Swanson, Research Director, Open Data Watch
Deirdre Appel, Program Manager, Open Data Watch
Data2X has received guidance from a Technical Advisory Group:
Caren Grown (World Bank) (co-chair), Ruth Levine (The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation) (co-chair), Shaida Badiee (Open Data Watch), Martine Durand (OECD), Neil Fantom (World Bank), Francesca Grum (UN Statistics Division), Jody Heymann (University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)), Valerie Hudson (Texas A&M University), Robert Kirkpatrick (UN Global Pulse), Sunita Kishor (ICF International), Jennifer Klein (Office of Hillary Clinton), Jenny Lah (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – former), Murray Leibbrandt (University of Cape Town), Patrick Meier (Qatar Foundation Computing Research Institute – former), Katharyn van der Veen (US Department of State), Rachel Vogelstein (Council on Foreign Relations), Matt Wood (Amazon Web Services).
Data2X also benefits from the thoughtful input of a large network of gender and data experts who have generously contributed to various aspects of its work.
For more information on Data2X’s work, please explore our Frequently Asked Questions.