Gender equality and the data revolution

The innovative use of data has contributed to the women’s movement fighting for equal pay, but there is still a large gap in the availability of quality data measuring the well-being and contributions of women to society, especially in developing countries.

Without sufficient high-quality and disaggregated statistics, many women will remain at risk of being invisible and persistent gender inequalities will not be bridged. The UN’s 2030 Agenda calls for a data revolution for sustainable development which would lead to enhanced understanding and advocacy, more informed planning, and better decision-making.

Ahead of International Women’s Day 2020, this high-level discussion will explore the important roles of data quality and availability in generating evidence to inform policies promoting gender equality. We will showcase perspectives from developing and developed country policymakers and researchers on the challenges and opportunities for collecting and sharing gender data.

When: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (BST), Thursday, 5 March 2020

Where: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ

You can listen to a podcast of this event here.

This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shape the World which ran from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, with a series of events exploring how social science can make the world a better place.