This publication analyses gender data in the Eastern Neighbourhood region at the regional and national levels. It identifies challenges that countries in the region face to producing and presenting gender data, alongside good examples of connecting data to policy priorities and supporting the use of data in policy and decision-making. Drawing attention to important policy issues, the publication aims to facilitate the use of gender statistics in evidence-based policy-making, while improving the quality of data and metadata through their analysis and use.
This publication was produced as part of the Statistics through Eastern Partnership (STEP) programme, the first regional statistics initiative in the Eastern Neighbourhood region. Financed by the European Union, the STEP programme is managed by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office, which delivers high quality statistical data on Europe. The programme addresses statistics on specific subjects – such as the labour market, time use, national accounts, business registers, energy and transport – as well as cross-cutting issues, such as the inclusion of users’ needs, the increased use of administrative data, quality in statistics, gender equality issues and the Sustainable Development Goals. The STEP programme also highlights the glass ceiling, women’s representation in positions of power and decision-making, and regional challenges and perspectives for advancing gender statistics.
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a policy initiative between the European Union, its Member States and the six Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
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This website is managed by the EU-funded Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood ('EU NEIGHBOURS east’), which complements and supports the communication of the Delegations of the European Union in the Eastern partner countries, and works under the guidance of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European External Action Service. EU NEIGHBOURS east is implemented by a B&S Europe-led consortium. It is part of the larger Neighbourhood Communication Programme (2020-2024) for the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, which also includes 'EU NEIGHBOURS south’ project that runs the EU Neighbours portal.