Indicators and Data Sources


The SDG Gender Index is based on data that are compiled, quality-assured and disseminated by UN agencies, multilaterals, research institutes and others. Many of the indicators are produced by national statistical offices or line ministries in the countries themselves and reported according to internationally comparable standards to custodian agencies that have a formal role in globally monitoring the SDG targets. Some indicators are regularly collected or calculated by non-governmental organisations. More information on the methodologies and data sources can be accessed using the links provided here.

2019 EM2030 SDG Gender Index: Indicators and Data Sources

NoGoal IndexRefIndicatorSource(s)
1SDG 1: Poverty1aProportion of the population living below the national poverty lineWorld Bank, OECD
2SDG 1: Poverty1bProportion of the poorest quintile of the population covered by social assistance programsWorld Bank, UNSD
3SDG 1: Poverty1cThe extent to which laws afford women and men equal and secure access to land use, control and ownership (score)World Bank WBL
4SDG 1: Poverty1dProportion of women who report having had enough money to buy food that they or their family needed in the past 12 monthsGallup (no public link to Gallup database)
5SDG 2: Hunger & Nutrition2aPopulation below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (% of population)FAO (via World Bank)
6SDG 2: Hunger & Nutrition2bPrevalence of obesity among women aged 18+ yearsWHO
7SDG 2: Hunger & Nutrition2cPrevalence of anemia amongst non-pregnant women (aged 15-49 years)WHO
8SDG 3: Health3aMaternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births)WHO
9SDG 3: Health3bAdolescent birth rate (births per 1,000 women aged 15-19 years)UNSD, UNFPA
10SDG 3: Health3cProportion of women married or in a union of reproductive age (aged 15-49 years) who have had their need for family planning satisfied with modern methodsUNPD
Showing 1 to 10 of 51 entries Next

Overview of the indicators and data sources used in the 2019 EM2030 SDG Gender Index. Click on the source name to go to the source.

Learn more about the SDG Gender Index here.