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10/08/2020 | Documento
Transversalización de la perspectiva de género

Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Latin America and the Caribbean. Technical Report

Bridging the Gap: Gender Data Gaps in Five Latin American and Caribbean Countries assesses the availability of 93 gender indicators, their disaggregations, and their frequency of observation in international and national databases and publications. It reports on the availability of gender data in Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Paraguay, and with the assistance of our partners at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC), it documents the availability of statistical indicators to support gender development plans in the five countries.

In 2018, Data2X and Open Data Watch conceived a study that would offer national statistical offices, international statistical systems, development partners, and others involved in measuring and monitoring the progress of the world’s women and girls a more complete understanding of where gaps in gender data exist, why such gaps occur, and what can be done to fill them. The resulting technical report, Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Africa (Data2X, Open Data Watch, 2019), provided insights into those questions and moved the development community one step closer to producing high-quality and policy-relevant gender indicators to inform better decisions. This study builds on the experience of the previous study but shifts the geographic focus to Latin America and the Caribbean.