Duration of project: 4 weeks
Application deadline: March 17th, 2023
The Local Development Research Institute (LDRI) is an action-oriented non-profit think tank supporting African countries in their efforts to take practical, evidence-informed actions to end extreme poverty, end hunger, and reduce inequalities. We build the capacity of governments and other stakeholders across Sub-Saharan Africa to use data and evidence for better socio-economic development outcomes. In Partnership with Data2X, LDRI will be responsible for research and policy lead on the political will for gender data for a subset of countries in Anglophone Africa.
Project Scope and Background
Data2X is a civil society organization and gender data alliance, working with partners to improve the production and use of gender data through strategic partnerships, research, advocacy, and communications.
The Project believes that gender data is critical to achieving gender equality and Sustainable Development Goals. Though gaps remain, over the last 10 years much progress has been made to identify key gender data gaps and to recognize gender data as a political priority. However, worldwide, core gender data systems remain underfunded and the use of data in policymaking is infrequent and inconsistent. Data2X theorizes that this is in part due to insufficient political will around gender data. Anecdotal evidence from interviews with civil society organizations and gender data focal points in national statistical offices suggests that this challenge of political will may be due (but not limited) to the following factors:
Country researchers will be expected to undertake the following tasks towards gathering evidence and providing expert assessments for select countries;
Who are you?
The ideal country researcher must:
Applications are open for Nigeria, Togo, Rwanda, and Liberia
Country researchers must not:
We look forward to working with researchers that we will be able to work with again on future editions of the Gender data policy brief as well as interim surveys. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply