Handbook on the Arab Gender Indicator Framework 2023

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2023/HANDBOOK.2

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Training material

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: 2030 Agenda, Statistics, Technology & innovation

Initiatives: Gender statistics

SDGs: Agenda 2030, Goal 1: No Poverty, Goal 2: Zero Hunger, Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, Goal 4: Quality Education, Goal 5: Gender Equality, Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption, Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 14: Life Below Water, Goal 15: Life On Land, Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Keywords: Gender mainstreaming, Gender equality, Gender statistics, Sex distribution, Women's rights, Women's advancement, Sustainable development, Girls, Information technology, Natural resources, Ownership, Unpaid work, Equal pay, Decent work, Sexual harassment, Gender-based violence, Child labour, Sterilization, Early marriage, Decision-making, Illiteracy, Women's education, Vocational training, Child health, Reproductive health, Social security, Poverty, Malnutrition, International instruments, Data collection, Manuals, Arab countries, Statistical capacity, Dropouts

Handbook on the Arab Gender Indicator Framework 2023

January 2024

The Handbook on the Arab Gender Indicator Framework 2023 aims to support countries in producing and disseminating comparable gender indicators to forge a common understanding among stakeholders on ways to produce quantitative monitoring and reporting on Sustainable Development Goals and other key development indicators, highlighting priority gender issues in the region and the need for gender-sensitive measurements in Arab countries. 

The Handbook aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its core objective of "leaving no one behind" and offers a framework for 115 indicators that cover priority areas in the Arab region and are linked to strategic objectives outlined in the Beijing Platform for Action. The Handbook provides an assessment of data availability and metadata resources to produce and disseminate comparable official statistics in line with the United Nations Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics. Therefore, it serves as a useful information guide for statisticians, policymakers and other stakeholders.

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