We have three exciting vacancies in our team for people with a passion for women’s economic empowerment. We are seeking two Research Assistants, located in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda, Bangladesh or Pakistan, who can bring their analytical, organizational and writing skills to our small, high impact team. We are also seeking a Communications Officer, based in the UK, who can bring creativity and impact to our communications strategy and content.
There is an increased need for clear and consistent data on the extent to which bilateral and multilateral donors are prioritizing gender equality in their financing, and to what end. Without accurate data on the funding of and results from gender equality projects, we cannot hold donor institutions accountable for their gender equality commitments, nor ensure that funds spent are meeting populations’ needs. Preliminary findings from the Gender Financing Project shed light on how donors are spending on global gender equality—and what we still don’t know based on available data.
As part of our gender financing project, we are launching a series of data diaries. In the first of the series, we ask Megan O’Donnell, Assistant Director of the Center for Global Development’s gender program why gender-related data matters to her work, how she engages with the data, and what improvements she would like to see to make this data more transparent.
A few months ago, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) released the final official development assistance (ODA) data for 2018. Development Initiatives created a useful fact sheet analysis of the 29 donor governments’ aid spending for 2018, including how much of their bilateral ODA went to projects that aim to […]
In this guest blog, Nora O’Connell and Tessie San Martin discuss the difficulties of tracking foreign aid spent on promoting gender equality, due to the lack of a consistent and accurate way for donors to “tag” funds dedicated to gender. They explain why Save the Children USA and Plan International USA are supporting work by Publish What You Fund and Friends of Publish What You Fund to tackle the gender aid data gap.
Disasters such as droughts, floods and storms kill more women than men. Women form a crucial, but often overlooked contingent of first responders in humanitarian crises. This year’s World Humanitarian Day focuses on the work being done by women in today’s crises. We thought it timely to share a new blog on the need for gender disaggregated data and greater understanding of the information needs of local actors in humanitarian crises. Charlotte Smith examines why having proper information at both a global macro level and local micro level is crucial to tailoring our responses to those most in need, and fulfilling our promise to Leave No One Behind