Evidence and data for gender equality

Gender statistics NewsletterThe Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project staff together with the staff of the African Development Bank (AfDB) visited the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of South Africa and Swaziland in the first week of February to discuss South Africa’s and Swaziland’s contributions to the EDGE pilot data collection.

The EDGE pilot surveys in South Africa and Swaziland are supported by the AfDB. The team held detailed discussions with subject matter experts and extensively reviewed data collected by NSOs South Africa and Swaziland under different surveys, in order to assess which data items are already being collected on a regular basis that may be used to compile potential EDGE indicators on individual level asset ownership and entrepreneurship and which data items need to be newly collected under the EDGE pilots.

The EDGE-AfDB team assisted the NSOs in contextualizing the EDGE survey instruments and designing the samples for the pilots. Findings of the pilots are expected to inform the international methodological guidelines to be developed by the EDGE project on measuring asset ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective.

For more information: The Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE)