SEX-DISAGGREGATED ICT DATA IN AFRICA
As a contribution to the EQUALS Research Coalition, members conducted an analysis of the state of sex-disaggregated information and communications technology (ICT) data in Africa in international databases. This analysis builds on the inaugural 2019 EQUALS Research Coalition Report in which Chapter 6 covered “The state of sex- disaggregated data” in ICT Access, Skills, Leadership, and the Dark Side of ICT.
This report showed that Africa has some of the lowest levels of sex-disaggregated ICT data. This has serious implications for identifying, taking action on, and evaluating progress toward digital gender equality across the continent. To understand the full extent of the data gap, the analysis in this brief examines the availability and coverage of sex- disaggregated ICT in Africa for eleven selected indicators across ICT Access, Skills, Leadership, and the Dark Side of ICT from 2010 to 2019.
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