Initiating a Bottom-up Dialogue on Gender Statistics
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Initiating a bottom-up dialogue on gender statistics can improve both the quality of the data and the effectiveness of needed reforms.

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  • vendredi 5 juin 2009

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  • 1. UNECE Work Session on Gender Statistics Usage of Statistical Data for Gender Analysis at National and International Levels Geneva, Switzerland 8 October, 2008 Initiating a Bottom-up Dialogue on Gender Statistics Denis Drechsler Economist OECD Development Centre
  • 2. Initiating a Bottom-up Dialogue on Gender Statistics Title of Conference 1 Raising awareness on gender equality The OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base 2 3 Wikigender 4 Conclusions
  • 3. Raising Awareness on Gender Equality
    • Research, studies, and reports…
    • … to inform key actors and opinion-makers…
    • … and allow mutual learning and peer pressure
    • Power of statistics and indicators
    • Importance of a bottom-up dialogue
    Initiating a Bottom-up Dialogue on Gender Statistics
  • 4. The OECD Data Base on Gender Data on Social Institutions GID-DB The OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base … and its innovation:
  • 5. 12 Innovative New Variables Social Institutions
    • Early marriage
    • Polygamy
    • Parental authority
    • Inheritance
    • Freedom of movement
    • Freedom of dress
    • Female genital mutilation
    • Violence against women
    • Missing women
    • Access to land
    • Access to credit
    • Access to property
    Ownership Rights Civil Liberties Physical Integrity Family Code
  • 6. How do Social Institutions Fit in? Political Empowerment Educational Attainment Health and Wellbeing Economic Participation Social Institutions
  • 7. Gender Inequality in Social Institutions Elevated discrimination in social institutions High discrimination in social institutions Low discrimination in social institutions Country not included
  • 8. Social Institutions and Women’s Empowerment
  • 9. Wikigender (a)
    • A community tool to promote gender equality
    • Resource to find information on statistics, country reports and actors in the area of gender equality
    • Open to inputs from external users: discuss and comment; post and draft
  • 10. Wikigender (b)
    • Combining a bottom-up with a top-down approach
    • 3-tiers : (i) unregistered users can read, (ii) registered users can edit and (iii) partners can protect content
    • Quality control : The Development Centre ensures quality of information with “Official Source” label
    • Community : Wikigender is open for external partners to manage and maintain the site
  • 11. Broad Coverage of Countries
  • 12. Detailed Country Notes…
  • 13. … with additional insights
  • 14. … and discussion
  • 15. Conclusions
    • Informed policy making requires high-quality statistics
    • Traditional providers of data (e.g. national statistical offices) are often insufficient sources
      • Timeliness, Scope, Quality
    • New actors need to be involved in data collection and dissemination
    • Bottom-up approach promises better information and more civic engagement for needed reforms
  • 16. For more information: Geneva, Switzerland 8 October, 2008 Initiating a Bottom-up Dialogue on Gender Statistics www.oecd.org/dev/gender www.wikigender.org [email_address]