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Education, health, food security, and infrastructure are just a few of the many areas where more and better data is needed to deliver progress.

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Join global experts as they discuss whether and how responsible data protection and open data can co-exist, and what this might mean for global development.

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The post-secondary level is where a stark gender gap emerges for STEM education. Globally there are more women enrolled than men in universities and graduation rates for women are higher. However, Sub-Saharan Africa is an exception.

 

Despite higher rates of enrollment and graduation at a global level, women are less likely to major in specific STEM fields. Only 7% of women choose to study engineering, manufacturing and construction, compared to 22% of men. Of the students pursuing careers in information, communication and technology (ICT) fields, 28% are women and 72% are men. Read more.

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