The political support for investing in women’s economic empowerment (WEE) has never been higher. Especially in light of the disparate impacts from COVID-19 on women and girls, there has been a loud chorus of voices on the need to invest in WEE. The critical question, though, is whether the political rhetoric is matched by effective, catalytic investments that are significantly advancing women and girls’ equality and giving them the meaningful ability to participate in, and benefit from, economic opportunities and prosperity?
We’ve produced two new guides for anyone wishing to track international funding for women’s economic empowerment (WEE) or women’s financial inclusion (WFI) in their own country. The guides are based on an approach we’ve developed and tested over the last two years, which is designed so that it can be used and adapted by decision makers, researchers and advocates for their own purposes – including holding funders accountable or advocating for different investments. The new step by step guides are concise, accessible and flexible – signposting to a range of other, more detailed resources.
Our women’s economic empowerment team wanted to include as many international funding flows as possible when analysing development assistance data. In this blog, Benjamin Honey explores the pros and cons of merging the two main data sources and describes the methodology we employed.
What tools can be used to track funding for gender equality and women’s empowerment? This blog provides examples of country, institution, funding-specific, and cross-institution tools for tracking gender-related finance. Produced jointly by researchers at the Center for Global Development, Donor Tracker, and Publish What You Fund, this blog provides illustrative examples to give researchers, practitioners, and advocates an idea of the types of tools they can harness to monitor donors’ efforts toward achieving gender equality.
The Gender Financing Project: Video Tutorial Series is for anyone who would like to learn how to track aid and development funding for gender equality. The main focus of the four videos is to help you track international donors’ funding to improve gender equality, using some of the most trusted and well-used data sources.
Publish What You Fund wholly welcomes the introduction of machine-readable code lists by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Last year, our resident tecchie Andy Lulham blogged about creating his own maintained, machine-readable DAC-CRS code lists in partnership with Open Knowledge. It is excellent to see that the DAC has now committed to “providing the […]