This report presents the findings of the assessment of the gender data and capacity gaps in Namibia. Undertaken by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) and the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare (MGEPESW) in partnership with UN Women, the assessment aimed to take stock of gender statistics in the country and use the results to further integrate a gender perspective into national strategic planning for statistical production, use, and dissemination.
The work was led by a steering committee consisting of representatives from six government offices, ministries, and agencies. The assessment methodology was based on the PARIS21 and UN Women conceptual framework for assessing gender statistics systems framework for identifying gender statistics data and capacity gaps. Capacity development was approached comprehensively from the following perspectives: resources; skills and knowledge;
management; politics and power; and incentives. A mixed methods methodology which included a document review, group interview, and the completion of four standard questionnaires that form part of the framework was applied.