Evidence and data for gender equality

UN DESA’s Statistics Division and UN Women in collaboration with the Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women, are organizing a Midterm Review Technical Meeting of the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) initiative on 3-5 December at Kitakyushu, Japan.

The meeting will bring together national statisticians, regional commissions and partner agencies to take stock of progress made by the EDGE initiative on measuring individual level asset ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective.

The key objectives of the meeting are to promote the integration of a gender perspective into national statistical systems with the aim of improving the availability and quality of gender statistics, including statistics on the “emerging issues” of asset ownership and entrepreneurship; update participants on the progress made by the EDGE initiative to advance methodological development on measuring asset ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective; and receive feedback from national statisticians on the feasibility of implementing the recommendation(s) made by the EDGE Methodological Survey Experiment with regards to whom in the household should be interviewed about the ownership, control and valuation of assets at the individual level.

The event further seeks to receive feedback from national statisticians on the applicability and feasibility of the methodology proposed under the EDGE project to measure entrepreneurship from a gender perspective; and to ensure that country implementation plans are in place for piloting data collection on asset ownership and control under the EDGE initiative during 2015.

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UN DESA’s Statistics Division