Gender Stats

Here you will find a list of data banks published by major international organizations such as the World Bank, ILO, or the United Nations among others.

Women as Levers of Change 

This report (by Foreign Policy Analytics) examines women’s inclusion and impact across 14 legacy industries. The research reveals positive correlation between gender diversity and environmental, social and governance ratings and spotlights steps to mobilize women’s transformational capacity in male-dominated sectors.

The Women’s Power Index

A new interactive tool from the Women and Foreign Policy program ranks countries on their progress toward gender parity in political participation and visualizes the gender gap in political representation. 

The WomenStats Project

One of the most comprehensive sources on the status of women online, it includes 360 indicators on the status of women (both quantitative and qualitative) in 175 countries.

Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database

Maintained by UN Women, the database allows to search for constitutional provisions in relations to gender equality in 195 countries.

Women  Watch

Directory of UN Resources on gender and women’s issues. Includes extensive list of links to databases, statistics, reports and other sources covering gender equality and women’s human rights. Some of the highlights:

  • Rural Women
  • Human Development Report
  • The World’s Women and Progress of the World’s Women

European Institute for Gender Equality

The institute is an agency of the European Union tasked with fighting gender discrimination. EIGE publishes the Gender Equality Index covering the following issues areas: work, money, knowledge, time, power, health, intersecting inequalities, and violence

World Bank – Gender Data

Provides easy access to gender data collected and published by the World Bank. The gender data is part of the World Development Indicators. Allows one to search by region, country, topic or indicator. Information available for the following areas:

  • Demography
  • Economic structures, participation in productive activities and access to resources
  • Education
  • General
  • Health and related services
  • Human rights of women and girl children
  • Public life and decision-making

To build your own statistics visit Gender Statistics 

To see Gender Equality Indices by country, region, or topic go to Gender Equality Data (Data from 1990 to current)

The Little Data Book on Gender 2013

Published by the World Bank, this pdf booklet offers country specific gender data on:

  • demography
  • education
  • health
  • labor force
  • political participation
  • Millennium Development Goals

Women, Business and the Law

Database by the World Bank on laws impacting the economic opportunities of women. Database can be searched by country or topic (accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, going to court, protecting women from violence). Data covers the following years: 2009, 2011, and 2013. Website also provides access to World Bank reports on subject matters.

World Value Survey

The World Value Survey (WVS) is measuring values and cultural change across the world. Provides country specific data on values and opinion regarding gender equality (among others) and covers the time period 1981-2002, 2005, and the third wave currently being carried out 2010-2014.

Example : attitudes towards women, family values, importance of religion, abortion, women’s organizations, sexual life, marriage, children, divorce, working mothers/housewives, and traits in a woman.

OECD – Gender Data Portal

Measures gender inequality in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. Database is searchable by indicator (indicators are listed by country) and covers the time period from 1999-2011. Ability to look up trends by country for each indicator.

Related links:

  1.  OECD Gender Initiative: project to increase knowledge, measurements, and data on gender inequality in education, employment, entrepreneurship considered to be the three key pillars of economic opportunities
  2. OECD Family Database:  indicators on family outcomes and policies across OECD countries (structures of families, labor market position of families, public policies for families and children, child outcomes)

Social Instituions and Gender Index (SIGI)

From the website: The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) was first launched by the OECD Development Centre in 2009 as a innovative measure of the underlying drivers of gender inequality for over 100 countries. Instead of measuring gender gaps in outcomes such as employment and education, the SIGI instead captures discriminatory social institutions, such as early marriage, discriminatory inheritance practices, violence against women, son preference, restricted access to public space and restricted access to land and credit.

Ability to build own SIGI, browse country profiles, and access SIGI ranking.

See also: Gender, Institutions, Development Database by the OECD

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

From the website: The UNECE Gender Statistics Database provides a framework of statistical indicators on gender-relevant issues and data for monitoring the situation of women and men in UNECE member countries and for evaluating effectiveness of policies. It was launched in 2003, compiles sex-disaggregated data from most of the 56 UNECE countries and is available in English and Russian. The topics covered in the Database include: population, fertility, families and households, work and the economy, education, public life and decision-making, health and mortality, crime and violence, science and information and communication technology, and work-life balance.

United Nations Statistics Division

Access to publications such as the World’s Women 2010 – Trends and Statistic Series.

UNECE – Gender

Gender resources by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. From the website:

  • provides a forum for regional reviews of the Beijing Platform for Action and exchange of good practices in mainstreaming gender into economic policies,
  • collects gender-disaggregated data, and provides training on gender statistics,
  • mainstreams gender into sub-regional economic cooperation through the Working Group on Gender and Economy within the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), and
  • builds knowledge and capacity on women’s entrepreneurship in South-East Europe, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia, and provides networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in these regions.

To access Database, click here

World Policy Analysis Center

Database provides global (country specific) information on a range of policies such as gender, education, marriage, health and many more. Distribution of type of policy is displayed in interactive maps and by income levels.

To access database, click here

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