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 an Inclusive Data Charter Champion

Data2X is delighted to be a signatory to the Inclusive Data Charter in order to underscore the importance both of inclusive data and data disaggregation, but also to emphasize the importance of multi-stakeholder engagement on this topic. Gender data progress – and all inclusive data efforts – requires collaboration, particularly in the ‘leave no one behind’ agenda – where excluded groups often face multiple disadvantages. In those cases, having intersectional data that allows examination of gender, age, income level, disability and other disaggregations– is critical to inform sound decision making. Data2X is excited by the opportunity that the Charter presents to work more closely with other champions to overcome methodological barriers, mobilize support, and boost production and use of the type of nuanced data the Sustainable Development Goals require.

Data2X's IDC Action Plan.

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

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Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
Strengthening disaggregated data to help ensure that groups traditionally marginalized from development progress, are included.
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Data Roadmaps

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

Data4SDGs Toolbox

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
The Data4SDGs Toolbox is a set of tools, methods, and resources to help countries create and implement holistic data roadmaps for sustainable development.
Breaking down barriers to eye health in South Asia. Narsingdi district, Bangladesh © Sightsavers/ Reza Shahriar Rahman.

Inclusive Data Charter

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
The Inclusive Data Charter was developed to mobilize political commitments and meaningful actions to advance inclusive and disaggregated data.
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Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
Working to produce recommendations on what types of CGD initiatives are best suited to different purposes; producing guidance on how to navigate and engage with different types of CGD initiatives; and providing a forum to share experiences, challenges, and learning related to CGD.

News about Data2X

7:30 am July 17 - 9:00 am July 17, 2018
September 14, 2016

Why is Data Important for Social Good?

Several organizations unite to unpack why data is important for our common social good and which are the obstacles and opportunities found in the sharing of data.
March 22, 2017

From Texts to Tweets to Satellites: The Power of Big Data to Fill Gender Data Gaps

A new report on Big Data and the Well-Being of Women and Girls demonstrates how four big data sources can be harnessed to fill gender data gaps and inform policy aimed at mitigating global gender inequality.

Resources contributed by Data2X

Data4SDGs Toolbox

Gender Data Module

Research, Methods and Good Practices

The Data Value Chain

Leave No One Behind | Principles and Standards

Inclusive Data Charter FAQs

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