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Gender equality indicators: what, why and how?

09.03.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

This practice note focuses on the use of gender equality indicators as a way of measuring change. It asks: what are indicators, and why should we develop indicators to measure gender equality?   It also

  • addresses the often political issue of what we should be measuring,  
  • provides some broad principles that can be applied, and 
  • Suggests some questions donors can ask when developing gender equality indicators.  

 The brief also offers examples of existing indicators ‐ noting that they always need to be adapted to specific contexts.   


  • Type of publication : Toolbox / Methodological guide
  • Author : Organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD)
  • Publishing house : Organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD)
  • Publication date : 2007
  • Number of pages : 13
  • Language : English


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