Data2X, hosted by the United Nations Foundation, is a collaborative technical and advocacy platform dedicated to improving the quality, availability and use of gender data in order to make a practical difference in the lives of girls and women worldwide.

Data2X works with UN agencies, governments, civil society, academics, and the private sector to close gender data gaps, promote expanded and unbiased gender data collection, and use gender data to improve policies, strategies, and decision-making in support of gender equality.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Data2X commits to being a champion for gender data in the Global Partnership. We will use our catalytic model to enable and support Global Partnership members to incorporate gender data and address data gaps as integral priorities in their initiatives. We stand ready to be a go-to resource to the Global Partnership - providing advice, support, and connections to experts, local data communities, and broader networks to ensure that data on girls and women is given equal weight in collection, use, and policy. This commitment will leverage Data2X’s gender expertise and diverse partnerships with leading experts and institutions to fill 28 critical gender data gaps. The Data2X partnerships – on CRVS, women’s work and employment, access to financial services, big data, and country-led innovations – will benefit from the potential to scale through close engagement with the Global Partnership.

Data2X also commits to working with Global Partnership members, including the Government of Mexico, the Government of the United States, the World Bank Group, DataShift/CIVICUS, CEPEI, McKinsey Global Institute, Open Data Watch, SAP, United Nations Global Pulse, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to convene leading actors on gender data in the lead up to the United Nations World Data Forum. Our work will have a particular focus on private sector engagement and innovations for data collection, analysis, and use to fill persistent gender data gaps. This commitment will bridge the expertise and track record of Data2X and leverage the convening power of the Global Partnership to ensure improved gender data is at the heart of our efforts to drive the data revolution for sustainable development and leave no one behind.


Initiatives in Data2X


Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative

Looking for Partners | Resources Available
Strengthening disaggregated data to help ensure that groups traditionally marginalized from development progress, are included.

Data Roadmaps

GPSDD Initiated | Resources Available
Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.

Data4SDGs Toolbox

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Data4SDGs Toolbox is a set of tools, methods, and resources to help countries create and implement holistic data roadmaps for sustainable development.

Inclusive Data Charter

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Inclusive Data Charter was developed to mobilize political commitments and meaningful actions to deepen data disaggregation.

Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Citizen-Generated Data Task team works to produce recommendations on what types of CGD initiatives are best suited to different purposes; to produce guidance on how to navigate and engage with different types of CGD initiatives; and to provide a forum to share experiences, challenges, and learning related to CGD.

Resources contributed by Data2X

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Data4SDGs Toolbox

Gender Data Module

This module offers a primer and straightforward guidance aimed primarily at countries on gender data collection for national data roadmaps. It is the first iteration of this module, which Data2X will deepen over time, building in more real-world examples and practical advice along the way.
Research, Methods and Good Practices

The Data Value Chain

The data value chain describes the process of data creation and use from first identifying a need for data to its final use and possible reuse.

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