Structuring an innovative development organization: Insights from Data2X

Emily Courey Pryor, executive director of Data2X. Photo by: Kiara Worth / IISD/ENB

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Data2X made a big impact at the United Nations World Data Forum in October, helping to make gender a core part of discussions of data gaps, solutions, and communicating impact. Gender data has taken off in the past five years among the global data community with Data2X executive director, Emily Courey Pryor, calling the marked change “gratifying.”

But it is not a shift that can be taken for granted, and there is a risk that gender data won't be integrated into broader data systems, Pryor said.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.