Gender mainstreaming in the statistical monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals
Gender equality is one of the cross-cutting principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is present in the Declaration, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets and in the means of implementation, as well as in the proposed indicators for their follow-up. Along with SDG 5, specifically aimed at achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, 13 other Goals (SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16 and 17) establish clear commitments towards equality between men and women.
The 2030 Agenda provides a great opportunity for producing gender-sensitive information; however, it also poses challenges in terms of the quality and coverage of statistical production at the national level. Ensuring that no one is left behind requires indicators for monitoring the SDGs that are suited to the region and that are able to identify the main gender gaps in all dimensions of sustainable development