July 19, 2012
Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank
An emerging body of evidence shows that investing in opportunities for women and girls can yield national security, economic, and health benefits for all. While progress has been made in closing the gender data gap, much work remains. More and better data are needed to measure and accelerate impact on the lives of women and girls and, in turn, families, communities, and societies. The purpose of the conference is to increase the production and use of gender-sensitive data to create better policies and outcomes for women and girls, and thus entire economies and societies.
Presenters and panelists will discuss existing and emerging data sources and remaining gaps, and identify concrete steps that can be taken to ensure that more and better gender-sensitive data are produced and used.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton discuss using data to improve the lives of women worldwide.
New York Times Op-Ed Columnist David Brooks moderates a panel discussion ("Gender Data: What We Know, What We Don't, and Why It Matters") in which panelists consider how to generate and use more and better gender-sensitive data to improve the lives of women worldwide.
Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon and U.S. State Department Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer discuss the importance of collecting, analyzing, and using gender-specific data to improve the lives of women and girls everywhere.