A new PARIS21 report highlights the findings from gender assessments in nine countries. it provides a snapshot of gender data gaps and an analysis of statistical capacities required to deliver more and better gender data. Based on this work, PARIS21 and UN Women continue to mainstream gender in statistical planning initiatives across the globe, advocating for NSOs and the wider development data community to embrace gender as a core issue in statistical development.

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cover image of the Counting on Gender Data report, white cover with an image of a flower with colourful petals, inside one petal is a drawn image of a crowd of people


PARIS21 and UN Women have been collaborating under the Making Every Woman and Girl Count programme, leading to the develop a new portfolio on gender data and statistics within PARIS21.

PARIS21 has mainstreamed gender equality across its programme of work, engaging with countries across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Pacific regions to enable national statistical systems to become more inclusive and gender responsive. 

This report is a milestone in this larger effort and a testament to the sustained support, engagement and
partnership of PARIS21 and UN Women.


Guidelines on National Strategies for the Development of Statistics

Since implementation of the Women Count pilots and with continuing support from UN Women, PARIS21
developed a new module for its Guidelines on National Strategies for the Development of Statistics
(NSDS). The module provides practical guidance for NSOs to implement the PARIS21-UN Women
gender statistics assessment as part of the NSDS lifecycle and, more broadly, to encourage

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Assessing Data and Statistical Gaps for Better Gender Statistics: Framework and Implementation Guidelines

PARIS21 and UN Women designed and piloted a new framework and implementation guidelines to assess gender statistics at the country level. Country pilots were carried out in nine countries, which provided the basis for the findings in this report.

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