E-training on Gender Statistics


Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

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Course summary

This online course is designed to support the establishment of a strong foundation of knowledgeable practitioners (users and producers of statistics) for the development of gender statistics at the country level, and to promote continued capacity building and learning by producers and users of these

About this course

In this course, we will orient you to best practices and issues in planning, gathering and sharing unbiased gender statistics so they can be used as a basis for informed decision making, policy and programme formulation and monitoring. You are on a very important journey here, because gender statistics are indispensable for assessing any country’s achievement of equal opportunity goals, and are a critical component of  Africa’s strategy for future development and prosperity.

The Toolkit is structured around four modules, each of which include a final quiz. In addition, a the bottom of this course page, you will  find a Resource Centre for further reading. A Certificate of Completion will be available for download to participants who successfully complete the modules and provide feedback through the evaluation questionnaire.

What you will learn:


Module 1: Introduction to Gender Statistics

·         Provide examples of how gender statistics can inform national policy and legislation

·         Define key gender terms and the minimum set of gender indicators

·         And locate additional resources that may be helpful to you, both in the Resource Centre on the course page and online.

·         Describe the importance of gender statistics and its global and African context


Module 2: Planning for Gender Statistics

·         Identify gender issues

·         Describe the steps to initiate an engendered statistical data gathering initiative

·         Explain the importance of a producer-user dialogue

·         Conduct a gender-sensitive needs analysis

·         Identify gaps in existing sources, and

·         Communicate the need for new data collection


Module 3: Producing Gender Statistics

·         Identify ways to integrate gender perspective into the data production process

·         Identify key gender issues and gender-biased language in surveys and censuses

·         Provide feedback to your own office on how to bring a gender perspective to their statistical activities.


Module 4: Communicating and Using Gender Statistics as a Tool for Change

·         Describe a few ways to disseminate gender statistics and explain how they address needs of different audiences

·         Explain how to prepare reader-friendly tables highlighting meaningful differences and similarities between women and men

·         Determine which charts are best suited to illustrate different types of data

·         Make policy recommendations based on analysis of data


Feedback and Certification

After successfully complete each of the four modules (with a score of 70% or above on the final quizzes).