CHIP Founding Executive Director Kat Rosqueta wrote a blog post for As You Sow, the nation’s non-profit leader in shareholder advocacy, on using better data to align investments to improve the lives of women and girls.
“Data can be sexist.”
That was one of Bill and Melinda Gates’ biggest surprises of last year, described in their 2019 Annual Letter. In discussing the gaps in the global data about women and girls, they wrote, “For example, we don’t know how much income women in developing countries earned last year or how much property they own or how many more hours girls spend on household chores than boys do. Better data will help policymakers take action to improve women’s and girls’ lives.”
At the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, we agree. And we’d add that better data not only helps policymakers, but also philanthropic funders and financial investors.