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enGENDER IMPACT, World Bank
The World Bank Group has increased investments in gender-informed operations and research in recent years. Impact evaluation (IE) is one important part of this momentum. Impact evaluations increase understanding of what works, and what doesn’t, to improve outcomes that are critical to increasing gender equality in different contexts around the world. Impact evaluations can drive and test innovation, and contribute to evidence-based practice and policy-making.
Innovations for Poverty Action
Innovations for Poverty Action is a nonprofit dedicated to discovering what works to help the world’s poor. IPA designs and evaluates programs in real contexts with real people, and provide hands-on assistance to bring successful programs to scale.
J-PAL Evaluations, MIT
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty. J-PAL’s mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence, and research is translated into action.
Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment
Research has demonstrated that when women are economically empowered, entire communities benefit. Yet until now, there has been a crucial knowledge gap regarding the most effective interventions to advance women’s economic opportunities. To address this gap, the UN Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation joined forces to identify interventions that are proven, promising or have a high potential to increase productivity and earnings for different groups of women in diverse country contexts.
Data2X's mission is to improve the quality, availability, and use of gender data in order to make a practical difference in the lives of women and girls worldwide.
UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab
The UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab works on the emerging issues of knowledge co-creation and its translation into inclusive and equity-weighted policies. It aims to support the implementation of the SDGs' pillar on inclusive development though policy and practice.
Gender and Land Rights Database
Disparities on land access are one of the major causes for social and gender inequalities in rural areas. Gender differentiated rights to land have implications on rural food security and nutrition as well as on the wellbeing of rural families and individuals. Learn more about the different factors that relate to gender inequalities embedded in land rights.
OECD Gender Data Portal
The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Gender Data Portal includes selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment and entrepreneurship. The data cover OECD member countries, as well as Russia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.
World Bank Gender Equality Data and Statistics
This gender data portal is a one-stop shop for gender information, catering to a wide range of users and providing data from a variety of sources. Data at the country level are organized under six thematic headings, which are aligned to the themes identified by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics.
World Health Organization (WHO): Women's Health
Being a man or a woman has a significant impact on health, as a result of both biological and gender-related differences. The health of women and girls is of particular concern because, in many societies, they are disadvantaged by discrimination rooted in sociocultural factors. While poverty is an important barrier to positive health outcomes for both men and women, poverty tends to yield a higher burden on women and girls’ health.
Gender Equality Measurements
European Institute for Gender Equality: Gender Equality Index
The Gender Equality Index is a tool to measure the progress of gender equality in the EU, developed by EIGE. It gives more visibility to areas that need improvement and ultimately supports policy makers to design more effective gender equality measures.
OECD: Social Institutions and Gender Index
The OECD Development Centre’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) measures discrimination against women in social institutions across 180 countries. By taking into account laws, social norms and practices, the SIGI captures the underlying drivers of gender inequality with the aim to provide the data necessary for transformative policy-change. The SIGI is also one of the official data sources for monitoring SDG 5.1.1 “Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor gender equality and women’s empowerment.”
UNDP: Gender Inequality Index
The GII sheds new light on the position of women in 162 countries; it yields insights in gender gaps in major areas of human development. The component indicators highlight areas in need of critical policy intervention and it stimulates proactive thinking and public policy to overcome systematic disadvantages of women.
World Bank: Women, Business and the Law
Women, Business and the Law (WBL) measures gender inequality in the law. The dataset identifies barriers to women's economic participation and encourages the reform of discriminatory laws.
World Economic Forum: Global Gender Gap
Since 2006 the Global Gender Gap Index has been measuring the extent of gender-based gaps among four key dimensions (Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment) and tracking progress towards closing these gaps over time.
Inter-Parliamentary Union: Women in National Parliaments
Data compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments, updated regularly. 189 countries are classified by descending order of the percentage of women in the lower or single House. Includes comparative data on the world and regional averages as well as data concerning the two regional parliamentary assemblies elected by direct suffrage.
Conducting Intersectional Gender Equity Research
Doing Justice to Intersectionality in Research (Rice, Harrison, and Friedman, 2019)
In this article, researchers trace the genealogy of intersectionality as theory and methodology to identify challenges in translating the concept into research methods. This paper explores the ideological foundation in why research should be intersectional and how intersectional research requires a focus on justice, power and oppression.
Methods of Intersectional Research (Misra, Curington, and Green, 2020)
Misra et al. provide a theoretical framework for intersectional research and comparative look at qualitative and quantitative methods for intersectional research.
Meet The Methods Series: Quantitative Intersectional Study Design And Primary Data Collection
Published by the Canadian Institutes of Health, this report by Greta Bauer showcases a useful visual and a breakdown of the steps to take in designing an intersectional study. For those who want to dive deeper, Bauer co-authored two studies to link to that provide significantly more detail on intersectional methods:
When Black + Lesbian + Woman ≠ Black Lesbian Woman: The Methodological Challenges of Qualitative and Quantitative Intersectionality Research (Bowleg, 2008)
Bowleg provides a useful look at intersectional research and interpretation, and uses their own research to discuss the implications and methods of intersectional research.
Feminist community-based research in public policy (Findlay, 2019)
Findlay discusses the challenges and opportunities associated with academic-community partnerships and participatory intersectionality. The paper also covers data equity and community-centric research approaches.
Doing’ or ‘using’ intersectionality? Opportunities and challenges in incorporating intersectionality into knowledge translation theory and practice (Kelly, Kasperavicius, Duncan. et al., 2021)
Kelly et al. discuss the issues related to integrating an intersectional lens with research including: discomfort with social justice, disciplinary divides, and tokenism.
Intersectionality resource guide and toolkit
Created by UN Women and United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with support from United Nations and non-United Nations entities this resource guide and toolkit to help both organizations and individual practitioners and experts to address intersectionality in policies and programs.
Advancing Equity by Incorporating Intersectionality in Research and Analysis
Intended to support those who design, conduct, manage, fund, or oversee research and analysis, this tool helps researchers advance equity by improving their understanding of why and how to examine intersectionality when conducting research and analysis. It highlights strategies for quantitative and qualitative research and reporting, including examples of how they can be used to inform intersectional analyses.
Gender and disability intersectionality in practice: Women and girls with disabilities addressing discrimination and violence in Africa
Prepared by Humanity and Inclusion (HI), the nine good practices presented in this report are for most part led by women with disabilities at a grassroots level.
Incorporating intersectional gender analysis into research on infectious diseases of poverty - A toolkit for health researchers
This World Health Organization toolkit aims to strengthen the capacity of researchers working on infectious diseases of poverty by incorporating an intersectional gender approach.
Intersectionality Research in Psychological Science: Resisting the Tendency to Disconnect, Dilute, and Depoliticize (Buchanan and Wiklund, 2021)
Buchanan and Wiklund review intersectional theory and praxis, examine psychological science and its resistance to fully incorporating intersectionality, and highlight how research must shift to be truly intersectional.
The Anti-Colonial Research Library created by the University of New South Wales Sydney houses a collection of resources on Indigenous and anti-colonial research methodologies.