The Politics of Gender Data: Translating Evidence Into Impact

While international donors have invested increasingly in the production of gender data in low- and middle-income countries, these investments only translate into impact in the lives of women and girls if this data is used and used effectively. However, little is known about whether and under what conditions gender data informs policy-making in low- and middle-income settings. To address this gap, the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) established by the UN, EU, OECD, World Bank and IMF has collaborated with national governments to examine barriers and enablers of use of gender data in national policy-making. The speakers will present early findings as they pertain to Rwanda, Kenya and the Maldives and discuss how the challenges facing the uptake of evidence in policy making can be overcome. The seminar will be of interest to scholars working on gender equality, international development and evidence-informed policy-making.

Lauren Harrison Desai (Team Leader, Gender and Inclusive Ecosystems, OECD)
Diana Koester (Lead Researcher, Gender Data Use Study/Research Associate, ODI)