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Making Every Woman and Girl Count

UN Women’s flagship programme, Making Every Women and Girl Count, aims to bring about a radical shift in how gender statistics are used, created and promoted. Launched in 2016 during the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, the programme provides technical and financial support to countries to make better use of gender statistics in monitoring the implementation of gender equality commitments in the 2030 Agenda.

Working with partner governments and other actors, the programme will address three interlinked areas:

  • Enabling environment: Promoting a supportive policy environment to prioritize gender data and effective monitoring of the SDGs
  • Data production: Supporting efforts to improve the regular production of gender statistics, including building the technical capacity of the national statistical systems and providing financial support to improve data collection
  • Data accessibility: Improving access to data to inform policy advocacy through solutions such as open access, dissemination tools, and user-producer dialogues.

The programme benefits from the generous support of the Governments of Australia, Ireland, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more 

The programme is guided by a Steering Committee, which provides overall strategic guidance and monitors the timely implementation of activities. It is composed of participating counties, bilateral donors, key agencies and civil society organizations.The first meeting of the Steering Committee was convened in 2016 in Helsinki, Finland on the margins of the 5th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, and subsequent meetings are held twice a year to review progress towards implementing the programme. The Steering Committee will also oversee a midterm assessment of programme implementation in 2019. The lessons learned from this assessment will be inform the continued direction and work of the programme. In 2021, an independent evaluation will be conducted, which will also benefit from contributions from Steering Committee members.


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