The World Bank Group has just launched a new gender data portal that brings together sex-disaggregated and gender-relevant data on topics ranging from education, demographics, and health, to jobs, asset ownership, and political participation. The country and topic dashboards give an overview of the distribution and trends in data across important themes.
The new gender equality strategy aims to focus on improving human endowments through better access to health, education, and social protection; opening up more and better jobs by tackling issues such as skills gaps and care arrangements; expanding women’s access to and control over assets; and enhancing women’s voice and agency, meaning their ability to make themselves heard and exert control over key aspects of their own lives.
In keeping with this theme, the Little Data Book on Gender has just released the 2016 edition as a quick reference for users interested in gender statistics. The book presents sex-disaggregated data for more than 200 economies in an easy country-by-country reference on education, health, economic structure, political participation, access to resources, public life and decision making. The book’s summary pages cover regional and income group aggregates.