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More, Better Data On Women, Girls Will Help Inform Development, Health Policies

Devex: More data on women and girls on the way
“…The Millennium Challenge Corp., PEPFAR, the World Bank, several U.N. agencies, and other development organizations came together Monday to make new commitments through Data2x, an initiative led by the United Nations Foundation that works to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment through partnerships that improve the collection and use of data to guide policy and investments…” (Saldinger, 12/16).

Newsweek: Could Big Data Be the New Gender Equality Tool?
“…By partnering with a multitude of organizations, the Data2X platform says it hopes to start a ‘gender data revolution,’ which will allow policymakers to recognize problems more clearly and better create informed policy…” (Walker, 12/16).

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