This weekend marks the G7 Summit in Canada – as well as the first anniversary of Global Affairs Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy. Over the past year, in Canada and elsewhere, we’ve seen the rights of women and girls grow in prominence across public and development discourse.
With heightened focus on sexual and reproductive health, time use surveys, and girls education, there’s growing consensus across development actors that gender equality is a cross-sectoral cornerstone to achieving sustainable development.
We’re proud to be working with Global Affairs Canada-International Assistance to operationalize the policy, the first of its kind and the world’s only feminist development policy. As part of the Results Data Initiative, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we’ve been working with Canada (and the UK’s Department for International Development) to increase the demand for, and use of, results data for policy and programming.
Just last month, Canadian Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau called for “better data, better programming, and better monitoring mechanisms” to advance gender equality. We’re proud to support Canada’s goal of eradicating poverty and building a more peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous world through empowering women and girls – at the G7, through development programming, and beyond.
Stay tuned as we share progress and lessons learned through the Results Data Initiative over the coming months.
This blog is co-written by Development Gateway’s Aminata Camara, Senior Consultant; Kathryn Alexander, Senior Program Advisor; and MCC‘s Agnieszka Rawa, Managing Director of Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI). On June 28th, 2021, MCC, USAID, Microsoft, Thinkroom, and Development Gateway will be co-hosting a workshop to share, validate, inform, and build on recent research on
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