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From Numbers to Dialogue: The GID Database and Wikigender. Measuring, Managing and Evaluating Gender Equality. Denis Drechsler Economist OECD Development Centre. Stockholm, Sweden. 20 November, 2008. 1. Raising awareness on gender equality. 3. 4. Wikigender. Conclusions.

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From Numbers to Dialogue: The GID Database and Wikigender

Measuring, Managing and Evaluating Gender Equality

Denis Drechsler

Economist

OECD Development Centre

Stockholm, Sweden

20 November, 2008

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Raising awareness on gender equality

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4

Wikigender

Conclusions

From Numbers to Dialogue

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The OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base

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Title of Conference

raising awareness on gender equality

Initiating a Bottom-up Dialogue on Gender Statistics

Raising Awareness on Gender Equality
  • Research, studies, and reports…
  • …to inform key actors and opinion-makers…
  • …and allow mutual learning and peer pressure
  • Power of statistics and indicators
  • Importance of a bottom-up dialogue

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the oecd data base on gender
The OECD Data Base on Gender

GID-DB

The OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base

…and its innovation:

Data on Social Institutions

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12 innovative new variables
12 Innovative New Variables

Social Institutions

Family Code

Physical Integrity

Civil Liberties

Ownership Rights

  • Early marriage
  • Polygamy
  • Parental authority
  • Inheritance
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Violence against women
  • Missing women
  • Freedom ofmovement
  • Freedom of dress
  • Access to land
  • Access to credit
  • Access toproperty

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how do social institutions fit in

SocialInstitutions

How do Social Institutions Fit in?

Health and Wellbeing

EducationalAttainment

Political Empowerment

Economic Participation

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gender inequality in social institutions

High discrimination in social institutions

Elevated discrimination in social institutions

Low discrimination in social institutions

Country not included

Gender Inequality in Social Institutions

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gid latest developments
GID: Latest Developments
  • Creation of country notes
  • Update of indicators, including a time dimension
  • New graphical features
  • Design of a composite index
  • In-depth country case studies
wikigender a
Wikigender (a)
  • A community tool to promote gender equality
  • Resource to find information on statistics, country reports and actors in the area of gender equality
  • Open to inputs from external users: discuss and comment; post and draft

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wikigender b
Wikigender (b)
  • Combining a bottom-up with a top-down approach
  • 3-tiers: (i) unregistered users can read, (ii) registered users can edit and (iii) partners can protect content
  • Quality control: The Development Centre ensures quality of information with “Official Source” label
  • Community: Wikigender is open for external partners to manage and maintain the site

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conclusions
Conclusions
  • Informed policy making requires high-quality statistics
  • Traditional sources of data are often insufficient
    • Timeliness, Scope, Quality
  • New actors need to be involved in data collection and dissemination
  • Bottom-up approach promises better information and more civic engagement for needed reforms
  • New Wikigender and improved GID Database 2009

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From Numbers to Dialogue: The GID Database and Wikigender

For more information:

www.oecd.org/dev/genderwww.wikigender.org

denis.drechsler@oecd.org

Stockholm, Sweden

20 November, 2008