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The Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) Initiative seeks to accelerate existing efforts to generate comparable gender indicators on health, education, employment, entrepreneurship and asset ownership.

This is a three-year initiative jointly executed by the United Nations Statistics Division and UN Women, in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Bank.

The activities of the project include:
  • Development of a platform for international data and metadata compilation covering basic health, education and employment indicators
  • Development of standards and guidelines for measuring assets and entrepreneurship indicators
  • Piloting data collection on assets and entrepreneurship in several countries