Gender Equality Data and Statistics

World Bank Tools for Analysis

ADePT Gender

ADePT Gender produces tables with gender as the first level of analysis, showing characteristics of individuals' and households' poverty, education, employment, and use of services. Gender inequalities are an important source of multidimensional poverty, and the ADePT Gender module facilitates a better understanding of the gender dimensions of poverty.

Gender Data Navigator

The Gender Data Navigator is a searchable inventory of gender-related questions found in survey and census questionnaires from low- and middle-income countries. It provides a convenient data discovery tool to researchers interested in identifying surveys and censuses that collected data on a particular topic of interest. The application also identifies surveys containing data that could allow the production of a list of gender indicator defined by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS).

The Gender Data Navigator is a tool to identify and locate datasets of interest. It does not provide data, but it provides a link to the IHSN Central Survey catalog where detailed metadata (questionnaires and others) can be found. If the microdata are available on-line, the IHSN Survey catalog will provide a link to the relevant data repository.

The assessment form used to conduct the inventory and more information on the project can be found in our project page.

Little Data Book on Gender

This handy pocket guide is a quick reference for users interested in gender statistics. The book presents gender-disaggregated data for more than 200 economies in an easy country-by-country reference on demography, education, health, labor force, political participation and the Millennium Development Goals.

wbopendata Stata module

Stata is a widely-used statistical computing package. The wbopendata module allows users to easily download up-to-date development data from the World Bank databases though the Stata interface.

The wbopendata module lets you:

  • Access 1,000 new indicators, bringing the total up from 4,200 to 5,300 time series.
  • Access the metadata of the downloaded series: including indicator definitions, the organization and/or agency responsible for its collection, and links to available supporting information.
  • Easily link the indicators downloaded to maps from within Stata.
  • Access data in three Stata-supported languages: English, Spanish or French

The wbopendata module connects you to information from over 256 countries and regions since 1960. The accessible databases include: