Advancing Women's Economic Empowerment through Data: Challenges and Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Advancing Women's Economic Empowerment through Data: Challenges and Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region

Publication Number

APEC#219-PP-01.7

Published Date

December 2019

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE)

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1992

Pages

26

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Description

The lack of sex-disaggregated data is a long-standing issue with global relevance. Measurements of gender equality are essential to identify inequalities and variations in these inequalities over time. When data collection doesn’t capture women’s lived experiences, it limits efforts towards advancing women´s economic empowerment.

To respond to this concern, this report aims to share best practices and recommendations on gender data production, collection and dissemination among APEC economies. Additionally, this document represents an effort to raise awareness on the importance of disaggregating data by sex, as well as collecting and disseminating gender data periodically in the region.