Gates Foundation commits $80m to plugging gender equality data gap

By Liz Ford in Copenhagen

Fund announced at Women Deliver conference will support national statistics offices to collect information on the contribution women make to society

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is committing $80m (£55m) to help plug the gaps in data on women and girls that is needed to meet the UN target of achieving gender equality by 2030.

The money, announced on Tuesday and to be distributed over the next three years, will support national statistics offices to collect and refine reliable information on the contribution women and girls make to society and the barriers they face in fulfilling their potential. Specific areas that need more data include the amount of unpaid work women carry out in the home and gender-based violence, often regarded as too difficult to collect.

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