Data2X, hosted by the United Nations Foundation, is a collaborative technical and advocacy platform dedicated to improving the quality, availability and use of gender data in order to make a practical difference in the lives of girls and women worldwide.

Data2X works with UN agencies, governments, civil society, academics, and the private sector to close gender data gaps, promote expanded and unbiased gender data collection, and use gender data to improve policies, strategies, and decision-making in support of gender equality.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Data2X commits to being a champion for gender data in the Global Partnership. We will use our catalytic model to enable and support Global Partnership members to incorporate gender data and address data gaps as integral priorities in their initiatives. We stand ready to be a go-to resource to the Global Partnership - providing advice, support, and connections to experts, local data communities, and broader networks to ensure that data on girls and women is given equal weight in collection, use, and policy. This commitment will leverage Data2X’s gender expertise and diverse partnerships with leading experts and institutions to fill 28 critical gender data gaps. The Data2X partnerships – on CRVS, women’s work and employment, access to financial services, big data, and country-led innovations – will benefit from the potential to scale through close engagement with the Global Partnership.

Data2X also commits to working with Global Partnership members, including the Government of Mexico, the Government of the United States, the World Bank Group, DataShift/CIVICUS, CEPEI, McKinsey Global Institute, Open Data Watch, SAP, United Nations Global Pulse, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to convene leading actors on gender data in the lead up to the United Nations World Data Forum. Our work will have a particular focus on private sector engagement and innovations for data collection, analysis, and use to fill persistent gender data gaps. This commitment will bridge the expertise and track record of Data2X and leverage the convening power of the Global Partnership to ensure improved gender data is at the heart of our efforts to drive the data revolution for sustainable development and leave no one behind.


Initiatives in Data2X


Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative

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Strengthening disaggregated data to help ensure that groups traditionally marginalized from development progress, are included.

Data Roadmaps

GPSDD Initiated | Resources Available
Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.

Data4SDGs Toolbox

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Data4SDGs Toolbox is a set of tools, methods, and resources to help countries create and implement holistic data roadmaps for sustainable development.

News about Data2X

September 14, 2016

Why is Data Important for Social Good?

Several organizations unite to unpack why data is important for our common social good and which are the obstacles and opportunities found in the sharing of data.
March 22, 2017

From Texts to Tweets to Satellites: The Power of Big Data to Fill Gender Data Gaps

A new report on Big Data and the Well-Being of Women and Girls demonstrates how four big data sources can be harnessed to fill gender data gaps and inform policy aimed at mitigating global gender inequality.
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February 14, 2018

Data for Development Festival

21-23 March 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom

Resources contributed by Data2X

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Data4SDGs Toolbox

Gender Data Module

This module offers a primer and straightforward guidance aimed primarily at countries on gender data collection for national data roadmaps. It is the first iteration of this module, which Data2X will deepen over time, building in more real-world examples and practical advice along the way.

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