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Improve Data & Accountability

“What cannot be measured cannot be managed. If we do not gather the data we need, we will never know if we are delivering on our promises,” – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Achieving progress for girls and women requires accurate, gender disaggregated data to help policy makers, civil society organizations, and advocates make informed decisions about policies and programs that affect the lives of girls and women. If we do not understand the reality in the communities we work, we can’t identify the best solutions. It's that simple. And it's that important. 

But data is about more than numbers. It's about real girls and women. And it's about making sure every life is counted. 

We must make a more deliberate effort to collect gender data and effectively use it to hold governments and organizations accountable to the commitments they've made to advance gender equality.

Girls and women count - now let's be sure they are counted! This month, the Deliver for Good campaign explores stories and solutions for improving data and accountability to advance gender equality.   

Join Deliver for Good Partners in our commitment to girls & women everywhere.

UN Women: Gender Equality and Big Data Report

WEP: Gender Gap Analysis Tool 

Equal Measures 2030: Policy Maker Report

Women Thrive Alliance: 2018 National Scorecard Report

Women Deliver: Practice Guide to Auditing the SDGs - Gender Equality 

Data2x: Measuring Gender Data Gaps Report

OCED: Gender Data Highlights 

World Bank: Gender Data Portal
FHI360 Gender Summit: June 11, 2018
Devex World: June 12, 2018
UN Data Forum Twitter Chat: June 14, 2018
World Refugee Day: June 20, 2018
Aspen Ideas Festival – Spotlight Health: June 21, 2018
Follow these Twitter handles and hashtags throughout June to join the conversation on data and accountability to advance gender equality.

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Betsy McCallon, CEO of White Ribbon Alliance
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Solutions in Action
Take a deeper dive into stories and solutions for improving data and accountability efforts. 
Ensuring Data Drives Action
Alison Holder, Equal Measures 2030
With organizations seeking to close the gender data gap, Alison Holder, Director of EM2030, seeks to answer the important question -- How do we ensure our data really gets used to drive advocacy and action?”

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Supreme Audit Institutions: Key Partners for 2030 Agenda Implementation
Osvaldo Cristian Rudloff Pulgar, Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions
Since the introduction of the 2030 agenda, many countries have faced challenges with monitoring and accessing progress toward the goals. In this article, we explore the role the Supreme Audit Institutions play in fostering efficiency, accountability, effectiveness & transparency toward achieving gender equality targets.
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Data Monitoring, Without Independent Accountability, Will Not Deliver for Women and Girls
Maria Jose Alcalá, Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) Secretariat
Accountability is about taking responsibility for our decisions and actions.  Through this op-ed, the head of the IAP highlights the importance of an external, independent review mechanism to drive strengthened accountabilities for the SDGs. 
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Social Norms and Gender Equality
Gaëlle Ferrant and Léa Fuiret, OECD Development Centre
Progress toward gender equality may be hindered by discriminatory social institutions that restrict women’s access to opportunities, resources and power. See here how the Social Institutions and Gender Index offers data to help organizations and governments monitor all gender-related SDGs.
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Votes Without Violence: Data for Democracy
Saundra Pelletier, National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Elections provide a wealth of data. Since violence against women in elections is one of the most serious barriers to women’s political participation around the world, NDI has been measuring the types of electoral violence women experience, the perpetrators and its impact. Learn more about NDI's Votes Without Violence project.

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Grassroots Participation in Closing the Data Gender Gap
Beth Roberts, Landesa
How do we bridge both the data gap and the gender equality gap when looking at land rights? Landesa looks at innovative solutions in Kenya and Brazil that seek to answer this question.

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Grassroots Advocates Drive Data 
Winrose Mwangi, GROOTS Kenya
Winrose Mwangi is a grassroots activist, advocate for gender equality, and a member of GROOTS Kenya. In this blog, she explains her role helping to improve localized data collection to help strengthen local advocacy efforts on issues affecting the lives of girls and women.
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Without Data Equality, There Will Be No Gender Equality
Eva Nobel, Women for Women International
In emergency settings, assessments often lack the gender lens needed to understand the different needs of men and women. In this blog, Women for Women International introduces three examples of why gender-disaggregated data is so important to women’s empowerment –  particularly for women living in crisis or fragile settings. 

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Remaining Accountable
Ashmita Sharma, Stephanie Bandyk, and Soni Khanal, Accountability Lab
In working to close the gender data gap, we must prioritize our accountability to the communities we collect data from. Accountability Lab breaks down different ways to ensure organizations continuously feed relevant updates on the data collected back to community members themselves.
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Making Measurement Matter
BOMA Project
How can technology be used to improve data collection and analysis? The BOMA project shares an example of a tool used to evaluate vital data needed to make a girls' education program effective. 

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