Sharing data

We ensure that advocates have increased access to relevant data, analysis and tools to track and communicate progress or lack of progress on a wide range of gender equality issues. 

How We Work

  • Maintaining and improving the SDG Gender Index to robustly track progress on gender equality across and within the individual SDGs
  • Increasing uptake of the SDG Gender Index and related tools among advocates and champions working across diverse thematic areas
  • Developing innovative analytic approaches and tools to explore key gender themes and issues
  • Connecting advocates with gender data and influencing stakeholders to address critical data gaps

The SDG Gender Index 

  • The SDG Gender Index 2022 is the only global Index that monitors 56 gender-sensitive indicators across 14 of the 17 SDGs
  • It covers 144 countries or 98 per cent of girls and women in the world and allows tracking trends since 2015 for 135 countries
  • The new SDG Gender Index 2024 will be launched in late 2024

Index uptake and adaptations 

The 2022 Index has featured in more than 180 news items reaching an audience of nearly 300 million people
An Impact Mapper survey of gender advocates showed that over half (56%) of the advocates surveyed had reported using the SDG Gender Index in their work. The most common use was influencing their governments on issues such as violence against women, child marriage, climate change, peace, economic empowerment, health, education and land rights.

How EM2030 coalition members use the index:

  • Melinda French Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation cited the Index in her essay in the 2022 Goalkeepers report
  • GROOTS Kenya ran a social media campaign using SDG Gender Index and Women Count data, which had 230 million impressions
  • FEMNET, the feminist network in Africa cited the Index to underscore the urgency of gender and climate approaches
  • La Ruta Pacifica used the Index to engage with over 400 policymakers in Colombia, and mobilized significant sub-national buy-in and commitment to monitoring indicators of gender equality as a cornerstone of the peace process

Access Index visualizations for ranking, heat maps, goal profiles and indicators (see thumbnails below)
Will Gender Equality be achieved in your lifetime? Try using the Gender Calculator (use as title for thumbnail below)
Access individual country profiles (could use as title for thumbnail below)

Data visualization

Global rankings
Global rankings
Country profiles
Country profiles
Score by goal
Score by goal
Indicators and scores
Indicators and scores

Gender Calculator

EM2030 Gender Equality Calculator
EM2030 Gender Equality Calculator

Country Profiles

Country Profile Brazil
Country Profile Brazil

Gender data availability and accessibility 

  • EM2030 works together with a wide range of gender constituencies across the SDGs, towards improving methodologies to better measure gender issues in health, work, water, clean energy, inequalities and education
  • EM2030 works together with key constituencies to create lead indicators, used in the Index, for areas such as the extent of abortion laws, laws on gender diversity, and laws on women and employment