Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of gender data for public policy development has increased, particularly improving its quality and availability. The need to enhance and expand the gender data landscape relies on strong evidence that gender statistics are a powerful tool for policy makers and development practitioners to make visible the magnitude of the different manifestations of gender inequality. 

In order to address this need, we have created the “Gender Data 201” course. This is a free online course that equips participants with the skills needed to lead gender-responsive advocacy work, decision-making processes, and policy design and implementation activities. It builds on the “Gender Data 101” course, expanding technical data skills and fostering a global community of gender data practitioners that can lead to advancement towards reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals.





100% online and self-paced



Time Investment

Approximately 14 hours


International gender and data experts

Participants´ Profile

Development practitioners or people working on gender issues interested in applying gender data to their work.


Module 1

Setting the Framework

An introductory module that goes over the context, concepts and potential of gender data in development (Estimated duration: 3:45 hours)

Module 2

Hands-on Technical Training

A walk through of the different stages of using gender data (Estimated duration: 3:45 hours)

Module 3

Project Laboratory

A guide through in the design of a gender data research project (Estimated duration: 5:30 hours)


Stages of Development


The course design consists of three main focus areas:


In the production phase we ensured that each module contained diverse educational resources to better facilitate participants' understanding of the importance of gender data.


The implementation of the course was accomplished in collaboration with the TechChange team, who helped upload the content onto their platform and set the course’s learning flow. After registering for the course, you will have access to the complete set of learning materials and the opportunity to join a like-minded community of gender data enthusiasts.

Keynote Speakers

Marta Lamas

What do we mean when we talk about gender?

Dilly Severin

The Power and Promise of Gender Data

Special Guests

Diva Dhar

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Hilary Mathews

Senior Gender Advisor, CARE

Claudia Abreu

Research Fellow, UNU-IIGH

Manuel Contreras

Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank


Team Members

Emmanuel Letouzé

Zinnya del Villar

Ariana Carballido

Sara Ortiz

Natalie Grover

Communications Officer

Ivette Yañez

Anna Spinardi

Mateo Rojas

Alina Sotolongo

Guillermo Romero

Paola Caile

Nigora Isamiddinova

Enrique Bonilla

Yasmine Hamdar

Daniela Arregui Coka

Mariana Rozo Paz

Agustina Perez

Elena Maffioletti

Nelson Papi Kolliesuah


“I really enjoyed module 2 - I learned about a lot of different datasets that will be very useful to include in further research within my organization. I also am downloading and sharing the framework with my team. I think this will be incredibly beneficial in our report writing and for gathering information from participants. I'm so grateful for the knowledge I gained from this course. Thank you to the facilitators and staff!”
“The long discussions carried out on gender perspective allowed me to understand the developments currently underway concerning gender perspectives (queer) and better understand the complexity of gender relations and identities within societies. All the behaviors, relationships and phenomena attached to them should be made visible through reliable data and accessible to the entire population.”
“After enrolling in this course, and realizing the current lack of resources guiding women on their path to careers in data science, I'm planning to make a platform for women in Korea who are interested in learning more about data science or programming. I will contact senior women data scientists to participate and share their knowledge.”

Don’t wait any longer, come join us in the free Gender Data 201 online course!

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