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Data2X and the Gender Data Revolution

May 21 @ 3:48 pm EDT

The World Bank Group Gender Team cordially invites you to 

Gender and Development Seminar Series

“Data2X and the Gender Data Revolution”

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12-1:30 p.m.

World Bank Headquarters | MC13-121

1818 H Street, NW

Washington, DC

Chair: Haishan Fu, Director, Development Data Group, World Bank

Speakers: Marya Buvinic, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; Talip Kilic, Senior Economist, Living Standards Measurement Study team,

Development Research Group, World Bank; Mariana Dahan, Coordinator, Identification for Development (ID4D) Working Group, World Bank

Lack of data on women and girls has hindered efforts to advance gender equality and design evidence-based policies that can lift the multiple constraints holding them back–and shed light on many aspects of their work, health, economic status, financial inclusion, ownership of and control of assets, access to services, voice, and agency. In many countries, particularly in the developing world, these data simply do not exist. And as the world moves toward a new set of development targets that will succeed the anti-poverty MDGs, setting ambitious new goals regarding gender data and evidence acquires new urgency.

 Created by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Data2X is an exciting initiative that aims to build new partnerships to improve data collection and demonstrate how better data on the status of women and girls can guide policy, leverage investments, and inform global development priorities. In this session, UN Foundation Senior Fellow Marya Buvinic will present highlights of Data2X’s work and report on its progress. Talip Kilic will discuss a World Bank Group contribution to this partnership, the EDGE initiative, focused on defining standards and methods for data collection on asset ownership and entrepreneurship. Mariana Dahan will present WBG work to raise awareness of the importance of good identification data in development (ID4D) and discuss implications of the ID4D agenda for women and girls.

A light lunch will be provided


Contact: Lisa Fry

External participants should allow 15-20 minutes to pass through security.


May 21
3:48 pm UTC-4