New PARIS21 report assesses gender data production and use in nine countries.
In spite of growing awareness, gender data gaps persist across countries of all income levels across the globe. Data gaps put women and girls at particular risk and closing gender data gaps are a part of the global effort to build back better from the COVID-19 crisis as well as prepare for future crises.
RELEVANT SUSTAINABLE GOALS
Counting on Gender Data: Findings from Gender Statistics Assessments in Nine Countries distils findings from gender statistics assessment pilots conducted by PARIS21 and UN Women between 2019 and 2021 in nine countries: Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Maldives, Paraguay and Senegal. It sheds light on trends in gender data production and use in low and middle-income countries, with a particular focus on NSOs as the leading producers of official statistics. The report offers solutions to improve and increase gender data.
PARIS21 and UN Women have been collaborating under the Making Every Woman and Girl Count programme, leading to the develop a new portfolio on gender data and statistics within PARIS21.
PARIS21 has mainstreamed gender equality across its programme of work, engaging with countries across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Pacific regions to enable national statistical systems to become more inclusive and gender responsive.
This report is a milestone in this larger effort and a testament to the sustained support, engagement and partnership of PARIS21 and UN Women.
Guidelines on National Strategies for the Development of Statistics
Since implementation of the Women Count pilots and with continuing support from UN Women, PARIS21 developed a new module for its Guidelines on National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS). The module provides practical guidance for NSOs to implement the PARIS21-UN Women gender statistics assessment as part of the NSDS lifecycle and, more broadly, to encourage
Assessing Data and Statistical Gaps for Better Gender Statistics: Framework and Implementation Guidelines
PARIS21 and UN Women designed and piloted a new framework and implementation guidelines to assess gender statistics at the country level. Country pilots were carried out in nine countries, which provided the basis for the findings in this report.