In spite of growing awareness, gender data gaps persist across countries of all income levels across the globe. Data gaps put women and girls at particular risk and closing gender data gaps are a part of the global effort to build back better from the COVID-19 crisis as well as prepare for future crises.
Counting on Gender Data: Findings from Gender Statistics Assessments in Nine Countries distils findings from gender statistics assessment pilots conducted by PARIS21 and UN Women between 2019 and 2021 in nine countries: Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Maldives, Paraguay and Senegal. It sheds light on trends in gender data production and use in low and middle-income countries, with a particular focus on NSOs as the leading producers of official statistics. The report offers solutions to improve and increase gender data.