The gendered open data report 2018 evaluated currently available data from 19 Anglophone African countries, Botswana, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The purpose of this study is to explore the state of gendered open data in these countries which it addresses by looking at three domains; data availability, sex disaggregation and data openness all of which are central to gendered data being an effective tool in the push for gender equality.
The evaluation was done between June-August 2018 and the results based on currently available data drawn from countries’ National Statistics Office websites or verified government ministry and or agency(ies) websites and or websites of multilateral organizations such as the World Health Organization(WHO).
Framed around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)1-5, the data includes 50 data points/indicators from tier 1 and 2 indicators under SDG 1-5. To get the final score, data addressing each data point/indicator is assessed against a list of elements under the three domains. For each element, a data point/indicator can get a possible score of 0, 0.5 or 1 based on whether the data available fully satisfies, partially satisfies or doesn’t satisfy the benchmarks for the element. The final score for each country is then calculated as a percentage of the maximum achievable score which is 300.