Where we work
Following the first meeting of the Steering Committee in October 2016, a number of pathfinder countries were identified through an independent assessment for pilot projects. The assessment was based on criteria that included: their commitment to women’s and girls’ rights and to high statistical standards; language and regional diversity; country-level demand including demonstrable need and institutional commitment to improve gender statistics; and motivation to be part of a global and inclusive learning process on gender statistics.
Following the assessment and after discussions with the programme’s current financial partners, 12 pathfinder countries have been selected out of which the following countries will initiate the programme in 2018: Senegal, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Morocco, Nepal and Bangladesh. Individual country profiles will be developed in 2018 to monitor progress of implementation of the programme.
The remaining countries where the programme will be implemented if funds are available include: Albania, Cameroon, Colombia, Jordan, and Sierra Leone.
In 2018 regional programme will be underway in Europe and Central Asia, Asia and the Pacific and West and Central Africa and East and Southern Africa.