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New SDG Gender Index Aims To Measure Progress Toward Gender Equality, Calls For More Data Collection

Devex: A new index shows how to measure gender equality in the SDGs
“…The SDG Gender Index, released by Equal Measures 2030 to coincide with a meeting in Canada of female foreign ministers, [provides] an analysis and assessment of more than 250 data points related to 12 of the 17 SDGs with clear connections to gender equality. … It is a snapshot of what can be achieved and what should be done to create a baseline that will help monitor countries’ progress…” (Cornish, 9/19).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Gender equality index highlights big data gaps ahead of 2030 deadline
“…[Equal Measures Director Alison] Holder said results for the first countries covered by the index — Colombia, El Salvador, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Senegal — showed a mixed picture. ‘Every country has major gender equality challenges they are grappling with. This is why we need a new index to measure and track performance,’ she added…” (Batha, 9/19).

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