What makes a good Gender Data Impact story?
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We’re looking for the best gender data impact stories – they can be local, regional, or global. We are not looking for stories in a specific time frame. Below are some helpful hints and tips about how to best tell us your story.
First, let’s consider what the term “Gender Data” actually means.
“Gender data” is data disaggregated by sex, such as primary school enrollment rates for girls and boys, as well as data that affects women and girls exclusively or primarily, such as maternal mortality rates.
This call is for stories of “Gender Data Impact” – meaning, a story needs to demonstrate a clear connection from data collection to analysis to dissemination and, finally, to use.
Data can come from many different sources. We are interested in stories that start with one or a combination data sources such as some of the following:
- a. Official statistics
- b. Census data
- c. Survey data
- d. Administrative data including CRVS
- e. Randomized control trial data
- f. ‘Big’ or digital data
- g. Citizen-generated data
Data can have wide-ranging impacts and uses. We want you to tell us about a particular change in outcome from use of gender data, such as one or a combination of the following:
- a. Change in policy at the sub-national, national, regional and/or international level (e.g. changes in government investments or delivery of services or changes in legislation)
- b. Change in development partner funding stream or technical assistance approach
- c. Change in the way a major regional or national program is implemented
- d. Change in people’s behaviors
Here is an example of a gender data impact story from Uruguay that we have researched and verified with the data producers. Please note that this is meant for demonstration purposes only. Gender data impact stories do not need to be externally published to be considered.
Here is a sample submission form for the Uruguay gender data impact story example.