With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaching and given the growing advocacy momentum for a stand-alone gender equality goal in the post-2015 agenda, data have never been more important for defining and measuring policy priorities.
For this reason, it is important to take stock of the progress made since the establishment of the MDGs in 2000 on improving the quality, coverage and approaches to data. This can assist in the elaboration of priorities for the advancement of statistical infrastructure for gender equality. Initiatives spearheaded at the international level, regional organisations and National Statistical Offices point to the importance of co-ordinated action and knowledge sharing for advancing the gender equality agenda at the international, sub-national and national levels.
The EU-LAC Foundation and its partners launch conclusions of online forum on Data Gaps on Gender Equality.