Mapping Gender Data Gaps

In 2014, Data2X identified key gaps in gender data based on need, population coverage, and policy relevance. We identified 28 gaps across five domains: health, education, economic opportunities, political participation, and human security.

Gender Data Gaps Table

    Bridging the Gap

Following from our original gaps mapping work from 2014, in partnership with Open Data Watch, we are launching Bridging the Gap, a new project that digs deep into data availability for crucial indicators that track gender equality and women’s empowerment across our five original sectors — health, education, economic opportunities, political participation, and human security. Additionally, this new work adds a sixth sector of research: environment. Learn more in this Knowledge Brief.

In its first phase, the project highlights gender data gaps across 15 sub-Saharan African countries, addresses key questions about why and how these data gaps occur and points to actionable solutions for both the data and policy communities. A technical report detailing these findings will be launched during the UN Statistical Commission in March 2019.

The second phase of the project will see Data2X working closely with the countries examined in the report through a new Gender Data Focal Points Network coordinated by the African Center for Statistics at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to define strategies to address their challenges in closing gender data gaps, and harness cross-country learning.