A Gender and Development Seminar Series Event
Lack of data on women and girls has hindered efforts to advance gender equality and design evidence-based policies that can lift the multiple constraints holding them back--and shed light on many aspects of their work, health, economic status, financial inclusion, ownership of and control of assets, access to services, voice, and agency. In many countries, particularly in the developing world, these data simply do not exist. And as the world moves toward a new set of development targets that will succeed the anti-poverty MDGs, setting ambitious new goals regarding gender data and evidence acquires new urgency.
Created by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Data2X is an exciting initiative that aims to build new partnerships to improve data collection and demonstrate how better data on the status of women and girls can guide policy, leverage investments, and inform global development priorities.
In this session, UN Foundation Senior Fellow Mayra Buvinic will present highlights of Data2X’s work and report on its progress. Talip Kilic will discuss a WBG contribution to this partnership, the EDGE initiative, focused on defining standards and methods for data collection on asset ownership and entrepreneurship. Mariana Dahan will present WBG work to raise awareness of the importance of good identification data in development (ID4D) and discuss implications of the ID4D agenda for women and girls.
Haishan Fu, Director, Development Data Group, World Bank
UN Foundation Senior Fellow
Coordinator, Identification for Development (ID4D) Working Group, World Bank