Development Initiatives (DI) works with partners and allies to strengthen the quality and use of data and evidence that can inform decision-making to tackle poverty and inequality in all its forms. We have conducted several independent projects focusing on gender data and this briefing presents key challenges we have encountered in that process alongside opportunities we have identified to improve the gender data landscape. Strengthening this landscape is an intentional focus of DI's work going forwards, supporting the use of robust evidence to understand and reduce gender inequalities.
Gender data is:
DI's definition of gender data is adapted from the UN Statistics Division (UNSD) and Data2X to include the representation of individuals of all gender identities.