Project profile — Evidence and Data for Gender Equality

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Overview

Overview

Evidence and Data for Gender Equality - Overview
CA-3-A035460001
$1,000,000
UN Women (XM-DAC-41146)
2012-03-28 - 2013-09-30
Closed
Country / region • Africa, regional (33.33%)
• America, regional (33.34%)
• Asia, regional (33.33%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (10.00%)
• Health, General
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (10.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (10.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Statistical capacity building (16062) (70.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

The project aims to improve the availability and use of sex-disaggregated data related to health, education, employment, entrepreneurship, and assets. The Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project includes two inter-related components: (1) EDGE develops a global database containing harmonized indicators and sex-disaggregated data related to health, education, employment and entrepreneurship. This data enables countries to diagnose gender gaps in these sectors and to design effective policy and program responses that benefit women and men, girls and boys; and (2) EDGE establishes harmonized gender indicators related to entrepreneurship and asset ownership to guide the collection of sex-disaggregated data. It establishes international standards related to entrepreneurship and asset ownership, including gender indicators, statistical definitions and methods of data collection and data processing. The international standards aim to test in 10 pilot countries, to be determined by members of the EDGE Steering Committee.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to gender statistics on health, education and employment; (2) increased awareness of sex-disaggregated data in health, education and employment (3) adoption of international standards to collect comparable gender indicators related to entrepreneurship and asset ownership by the UN Statistical Commission; and (4) strengthened capacity of national statistical systems to collect and process data related to entrepreneurship and asset ownership.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of September 2013 : (1) increased access to gender statistics on health, education, and employment through a new online data platform for all Tier I indicators and related metadata; (2) held two Technical Meetings on Measuring Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective and developed a draft Technical Report on Measuring Individual Level Asset Ownership and Control. At the second Technical Meeting, held in Bangkok, the draft methodology proposed in the Technical Report was discussed and national statistical offices provided feedback on their capacity for implementation of the methodology proposed in the technical Report. Guidelines are to be presented to the UN Statistical Commission for adoption in February-March, 2016. While DFATD funding has been fully disbursed, DFATD continues to actively participate in the EDGE Steering Committee and related activities.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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