A roundtable discussion on "New Strategies for a Gender Data Revolution," to be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in conjunction with the 45th session of the UN Statistical Commission in New York.
Two years ago then-U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton announced an initiative, Data2X, to address the gaps in data needed to gauge gender differences and inequalities and assess the outcomes and impacts of development interventions for girls and women. Since then, impressive progress has been made by Data2x together with other gender data initiatives.
Data 2X, for example, has worked with the United Nations, World Bank, OECD, PARIS21, and Gallup to produce a mapping document on how to fill priority gaps in gender-sensitive data as quickly as possible. This report, "Data2X: Mapping Gender Data Gaps," prepared by the UN Foundation with a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, identifies deficiencies in gender-specific data in health, education, economic opportunities, political participation, and human security, and recommends strategies for improving the quality and coverage of gender statistics.
The objective of the upcoming roundtable is to engage the interest and draw on the experience of countries and international organizations, as both producers and users of gender data, to highlight new and innovative strategies and development plans that could help with filling the many glaring gender data gaps.