Conducting costing of a study on processing and reprocessing gender indicators and statistics.
Constitution of UN Women Bangladesh recognizes equal rights for women and men in the public sphere and there is a reasonably strong legal and policy framework guaranteeing women’s rights. UN Women, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Bangladesh has a momentous history of women organizing movements to claim their rights. Recently, gender responsive budgeting has institutionalized across 43 ministries in Bangladesh (UN report: 2018-2019). The country has recognized internationally for its good progress on a number of gender indicators.
Gender equality is one of the fundamental human right and essential for foundation a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. The main purpose of the study to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030” (SDG 5) as well as including 37 gender-related targets in 10 other SDGs. The 2030 Agenda has taken some steps in carrying out historic and unprecedented level of ambition. The effective pathway to implement the 2030 Agenda is to establish strong and equally aspiring monitoring framework, ensure great initiatives and investment in gender statistics. Without investing in gender statistics, large data gaps will be created in successfully monitoring progress on the SDGs for women and girls. UN Women Bangladesh Country Office is implementing the” Women Count” program aimed to create a radical shift in how gender statistics are used, created, shared and accessed. Now it need to generate more relevant and quality full gender-sensitive indicators to monitor the SDGs is now greater than ever.
Objectives of the assignment:
The overall objective of the consultancy is to provide support to UN Women and Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics to costing exercise of the study “processing and reprocessing” data. More specifically, under the Women Count programme, the consultant will work closely with Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics to develop a costing plan for “processing and reprocessing” data study and will come up with a policy brief on findings.