Improving Gender Statistics World Bank Plan of Action

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					Improving Gender Statistics
A World Bank Plan of Action

             Sulekha Patel,
          Senior Demographer
        Development Data Group
            The World Bank
  World Bank Gender Action Plan
• Objective:
  – Advance women’s economic empowerment through
    shared growth
  – Improve mainstreaming and integration of gender
    issues in the economic sectors
• Framework:
  – Action Plan targets four key markets, with potential to
    produce observable results in a reasonable time
    frame
     •   Product
     •   Finance
     •   Land
     •   labor
      Gender Statistics Strategy:
Provide support for Gender Action Plan
• Proposes actions in three areas:
  – Improve availability of gender indicators, based on
    mining data from surveys, initially working with target
    countries
  – Build national capacity to produce relevant data to
    make gender analysis an integral part of countries’
    results-based agendas
  – Identify new indicators and establish strategies to
    support monitoring progress in four key markets
    identified by GAP and establish strategies to collect
    data
              Modalities of operation
Two main strategies:
• Collaboration:
   – with international agencies and academic and research
     institutions
   – Develop synergies with existing national and international
     programs
• Bank commitments:
   – Support for the Marrakech Action Plan for Statistics (MAPS)
     through the Development Grant Facility and the Trust Fund for
     Statistical Capacity Building
   – Raise the profile of gender statistics through Data Quality
     Assessment Frameworks and the General Data Dissemination
     System for social statistics
   – Disseminate data and statistics through the World Development
     Indicators
         Strategy for gender statistics:
             1. Improve availability
• Data mining of LSMS and other surveys in the
  Bank’s database:
  – Identify and fill gaps in coverage of data needed for
    monitoring progress of GAP
  – Identify new areas and indicators to monitor for
    gender equality
• Make recommendations for filling gaps:
  – Develop survey modules and model questions for
    surveys
  – Review scheduling and co-ordination of surveys
  – Examine other sources of data and experiences with
    data collection and reporting
           Strategy for gender statistics:
             2. Build national capacity
• Collaborate with other agencies to develop and roll out
  training to engender national statistics offices:
   – With UNECE to improve collection, use, and reporting of gender
     statistics (under way, and to be replicated in other regions)
   – To collect and use sex-disaggregated employment data in
     partnership with the ILO
• Work with existing programs to add gender indicators to
  household surveys and co-ordinate survey activities:
   – International Household Survey Network,
   – Accelerated Data Program for Sub-Saharan Africa
   – Pilot new modules in Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire
• Under umbrella of MAPS, work with PARIS 21 to
  engender National Strategies for the Development of
  Statistics
    Strategy for gender statistics:
      3. Identify new indicators
• Working with this sub-group, establish
  partnerships with UN and other agencies
  and researchers to identify appropriate
  indicators, methodologies, and data
  collection modalities

• Launch a multi-year research and data
  collection exercise to increase availability
  of individual asset ownership