Where do your data and analysis come from?

Equal Measures 2030 draws on a wide range of data sources compiled in the global SDG database as well as regional and national initiatives. These indicators are typically (but not always) based on official statistics provided by national statistical offices and government ministries, but also include data from household surveys carried out by international agencies and others. EM2030 seeks to add value to these data as well as to use other indicators and complementary data sources where relevant.

How do you work with your sub-grantees in your national focus countries?

We provide funding and technical support to a girls’ and women’s rights organization in each of our focus countries to strengthen data-driven advocacy for girls’ and women’s rights towards the achievement of the SDGs. 

How do you work with UN Women and other United Nations agencies?

We work closely with a variety of organizations to ensure we collaborate rather than duplicate, and rely on them to collect data against the official SDG indicators. This includes UN Women, UNICEF, UNESCO, WHO and other United Nations agencies, national governments, the media, academia, private sector and others.

United Nations agencies focus on designing methodologies, collecting and disseminating cross-nationally comparable data and building the capacity of national statistical offices.

Equal Measures 2030 complements these efforts by creating original analyses of existing quantitative data, supplying those to gender equality advocates, and building their capacity to deploy data to drive change towards gender equality targets within the Sustainable Development Goals.

How is Equal Measures 2030 different from monitoring mechanisms?

Equal Measures 2030 is a unique civil society and private sector-led initiative that connects data and evidence with advocacy and action. We create original analyses and visualizations of existing quantitative data for gender equality advocates .

We complement United Nations global monitoring efforts by highlighting additional measures and alternative data sources at the country level. We also collect qualitative data that can more fully reflect girls’ and women’s lived experiences.

Partners and donors have been carefully chosen to create a bold, independent, collaborative and globally representative initiative.