Lack of trust, siloed data communities and limited push for data-driven decision-making have hampered the generation of gender statistics in Kenya. The Statistics Act of 2006 fails to encourage statistical participation by recognizing the roles of various groups of subnational entities in collecting and producing data. County governments also lack the necessary infrastructure to collect, collate and manage data – mostly due to inadequate funding and lack of political will.
The Women Count response includes
- Providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture’s Statistics Unit, to review its data-collection tools, and to ministries, departments, select counties and agencies, for the systematic integration of gender statistics in agriculture-sector strategic plans;
- Updating and disseminating the National Gender Data Sheet 2019 nationally and in select counties;
- Providing technical assistance to integrate gender-related SDG indicators into Kenya's Vision 2030 development plan; and
- Working with intergovernmental bodies to establish coordination mechanisms for gender statistics at national and county-level.