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Understanding and promoting the use of gender data and statistics

Gender data and statistics are lacking worldwide. Without these data, the needs of women and girls may be overlooked, and women and girls left behind in policy making for sustainable development.

Tackling the root causes of gaps in data and statistics is essential as is building skills and capacity to collect and use gender data. PARIS21 has been working since 2019 with country, regional, and global partners on mainstreaming gender in our programming, guidance, and tools to improve the representation of women and girls in data and statistics.