January 27, 2021

Reference: World Bank Releases New Portal For Data and Statistics on Gender

From the News Release:

The portal provides country, regional and thematic dashboards, with key indicators displayed through interactive visualizations. Create your own tables, charts, and maps using the DataBank data retrieval system. Featured datasets and resources are drawn from the World Development Indicators, national statistical agencies, databases of United Nations Agencies, and surveys conducted of funded by the World Bank and are organized around eight modules:

  1. Thematic data featuring indicators related to dimensions of gender equality — economic structures and access to resources; education; health and related services; public life and decision-making; and human rights of women and girls;
  2. Regional data providing access to major statistics from UN agencies, regional commissions, and World Bank regional departments;
  3. Microdata for researchers, with gender-relevant microdata from surveys, and links to a repository of survey datasets;
  4. Tools for analysis, from eAtlas of Gender and ADePT Gender to Little Data Book on Gender and wbopendata Stata module;
  5. Monitoring progress  with indicators selected to show country level performance on gender equality;
  6. World Bank lending data showing the extent to which World Bank projects are “gender-informed”
  7. Guidelines and training materials on a range of topics, from the broad rationale for collecting gender-relevant data to sector-specific guidelines;
  8. a “query data” function giving access to time-series indicators relevant for gender analysis, covering demographics, education, health, labor force, and political participation, with the ability to create and share maps, tables and charts.

Direct to Gender Data Portal

From the Portal’s “About” Page:

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. The portal includes gender datasets from the United Nations(UN) compiled by its Regional Commissions and Sectoral Agencies, as well as World Bank conducted or funded surveys and reports, such as the 2012 World Development Report (WDR) on Gender and Development. The data available should enable assessment of Bank funding of gender-informed activities , as well as monitoring of country progress on key development agendas such as the Millennium Development Goals , IDA 16 and the Bank’s Corporate Scorecard. This portal is a work in progress — the database will be continuously updated as new information becomes available, and as new gender priorities are identified.

Direct to Gender Data Portal

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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