An overreliance on quantitative data to "prove" the existence of gender-based violence can stall donor funding for lifesaving services during emergencies — something the small team at feminist research consultancy Ladysmith wants to help change.
Venezuelan migration is hitting global highs, yet women's struggles remain hidden. As the Global Forum on Migration and Development takes place in Ecuador, here's what needs to be done to help uphold women's rights.
As Facebook tries to recover from the backlash of several high-profile instances of its data being misused, the company is looking for ways to leverage its data for good. Development professionals, meanwhile, remain wary of the risks of partnership.
New research backed by Data2X shows that big data is ready to scale and complement traditional data sources. At an event in New York on Tuesday, experts laid out ideas of what this could look like and how to transform data into action.
The Data2X Press Fellowship brought together seven journalists to attend the U.N. World Data Forum to learn more about data for the SDGs — with a focus on gender data. Devex's Lisa Cornish, one of these fellows, shares her reflections.
The Dubai Declaration, a guidance for interoperability, and a lack of political commitment — Devex has the key takeaways from the forum's three days of discussion.
Big data projects barely go beyond the pilot phase into sustainable development — but the U.N. World Data Forum has seen solutions to help achieve the SDGs.
Member countries have been asked to mobilize their own resources and deliver quality administrative data. Countries will be asked to support the 2020 world population and housing census to improve the baseline of data and move it forward.
Closing the gender data gap is fraught with technical, political, and societal barriers. Experts from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UN Women, and Equal Measures 2030 offer their advice for successfully collecting, analyzing, and communicating gender data.
In May 2016, several well-known NGOs, foundations, businesses and advocacy organizations announced a partnership in the name of improving gender data. Then they went dark. This week, the Equal Measures 2030 initiative emerged with new local partners and a study already under its belt.
Credit card use, mobile phone calls, social media posts and satellite imagery are all being used to inform mainstream development efforts. But what about gender issues? Data2X presents the results of three pilots to harness the power of digital data for women and girls.
Twelve countries will receive support from a starting pool of $11 million through a new public-private partnership launched Wednesday at the U.N. headquarters. It is set to take form at the regional and national level next year.
MCC, PEPFAR, the World Bank, several U.N. agencies and other development organizations came together on Monday to make new commitments through Data2x, an initiative led by the U.N. Foundation to advance gender equality and women's empowerment through partnerships that improve better collection and use of data for policy and investments.