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Using gender statistics: A toolkit for training data users

This toolkit aims to support statistical systems in order to increase the understanding and use of gender statistics by government officials and other users. It has been developed primarily for countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. 

This toolkit is meant to support gender statistics focal points and others to run training sessions in their respective countries to increase statistical literacy, which should lead to better evidence-based policymaking.  The toolkit is available in English and Russian.

The development and testing of the toolkit was funded from the United Nations Development Account (8th tranche).

Download Using Gender Statistics: A toolkit for training data users:



The toolkit consists of six main thematic modules: 

  • Module 1: Basic skills in gender statistics
  • Module 2: Measuring the population
  • Module 3: Measuring work and economic activity
  • Module 4: Education and training
  • Module 5: Health
  • Module 6: Power and decision-making in society

Each module also includes:

  • short user-friendly descriptions of key concepts and key indicators
  • practical examples 
  • hands-on exercises for use in the training sessions

In addition to the above document, the toolkit contains five PowerPoint presentations that illustrate examples from countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.

Key statistical concepts

Module 1
What are gender statistics

Module 2
Measuring the population

Module 3
Measuring work and economic activity

Module 6
Power and decision making