Data2X, hosted by the United Nations Foundation, is a collaborative technical and advocacy platform dedicated to improving the quality, availability and use of gender data in order to make a practical difference in the lives of girls and women worldwide.
Data2X works with UN agencies, governments, civil society, academics, and the private sector to close gender data gaps, promote expanded and unbiased gender data collection, and use gender data to improve policies, strategies, and decision-making in support of gender equality.
Priorities as an Inclusive Data Charter Champion
Data2X is delighted to be a signatory to the Inclusive Data Charter in order to underscore the importance both of inclusive data and data disaggregation, but also to emphasize the importance of multi-stakeholder engagement on this topic. Gender data progress – and all inclusive data efforts – requires collaboration, particularly in the ‘leave no one behind’ agenda – where excluded groups often face multiple disadvantages. In those cases, having intersectional data that allows examination of gender, age, income level, disability and other disaggregations– is critical to inform sound decision making. Data2X is excited by the opportunity that the Charter presents to work more closely with other champions to overcome methodological barriers, mobilize support, and boost production and use of the type of nuanced data the Sustainable Development Goals require.
Data2X commits to being a champion for gender data in the Global Partnership. We will use our catalytic model to enable and support Global Partnership members to incorporate gender data and address data gaps as integral priorities in their initiatives. We stand ready to be a go-to resource to the Global Partnership - providing advice, support, and connections to experts, local data communities, and broader networks to ensure that data on girls and women is given equal weight in collection, use, and policy. This commitment will leverage Data2X’s gender expertise and diverse partnerships with leading experts and institutions to fill 28 critical gender data gaps. The Data2X partnerships – on CRVS, women’s work and employment, access to financial services, big data, and country-led innovations – will benefit from the potential to scale through close engagement with the Global Partnership.
Data2X also commits to working with Global Partnership members, including the Government of Mexico, the Government of the United States, the World Bank Group, DataShift/CIVICUS, CEPEI, McKinsey Global Institute, Open Data Watch, SAP, United Nations Global Pulse, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to convene leading actors on gender data in the lead up to the United Nations World Data Forum. Our work will have a particular focus on private sector engagement and innovations for data collection, analysis, and use to fill persistent gender data gaps. This commitment will bridge the expertise and track record of Data2X and leverage the convening power of the Global Partnership to ensure improved gender data is at the heart of our efforts to drive the data revolution for sustainable development and leave no one behind.