Data2X, named for the power women have to multiply progress in their societies, works to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment by building partnerships to improve data collection and use to guide policy, better leverage investments, and spur global economic and social progress.
Good data is essential to smart policy, and it is clear that a lack of reliable data has hindered progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Evidence-based policy to create more impact for girls and women was a priority for Secretary Clinton, who announced the creation of Data2X in 2012. The initiative, led by the United Nations Foundation, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and ongoing collaboration with the Office of Hillary Clinton, serves as a platform for partners to work together for improved data collection and use.
Data2X works in collaboration with data experts, technical advisors and partners who have contributed to the work of Data2X and other gender data efforts. Together, we are creating a gender data revolution that can provide an evidence base to guide development policy and investment, and inform the post-2015 global development agenda.