In a world where we are facing such dire news, we were delighted to see an outcome that shows that sometimes good government prevails. This concerns the resolution of an issue that we – and others – have devoted considerable ink and effort, which we coined “the dueling dashboards.”
Originally posted by the Brookings Institution, co-authored by Sally Paxton and George Ingram At our launch event on July 8 for the report, “Making gender financing more transparent”, prominent stakeholders, including key donors for gender equality and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), made important commitments to make international funding towards gender equality […]
This week the Gender Financing Project launched the report “Making gender financing more transparent.” This blog reflects on the data needs of gender equality stakeholders and offers three key takeaways for international donors and data platforms to meet them.
It Is now well established that investing in women’s economic empowerment has a catalytic effect in reducing poverty for all people and achieving gender equality. In this blog, Sally Paxton discusses the urgent need for effective investment in women’s economic empowerment, and why limited understanding of who is funding what and with what results is hampering progress. To help efforts to overcome this barrier, we are launching a new project: “Women’s Economic Empowerment: building evidence for better investments”.
A lack of clear and consistent information on the funding and effectiveness of gender equality work makes it difficult to track progress on gender equality commitments in Guatemala, Kenya and Nepal. the Gender Financing Project has just published research mapping national and international funding flows in the three countries – and we found it remains difficult to paint a comprehensive picture of funding for gender equality, and to know if donors’ gender financing is making a difference. This blog is also available in Spanish, Nepali and K’iche’.
The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) recently invited public comments on its draft transparency policy and draft policy on public engagement by the DFC Board of Directors. The draft policies are a step in the right direction, but additional actions can be taken to improve the transparency and accessibility of the DFC’s data. George Ingram and Sally Paxton highlight steps that could help the DFC reach its commitment to be the gold standard for transparency among development finance institutions.