Gender


We aim to build a gender practice that advances gender gains with tangible and measurable results by improving the availability, use, and analysis of gender data.

Gender

INTEGRATED specializes in data-driven approaches to women’s empowerment programming. Our work has explored societal gender norms and dynamics through the lens of agency, relations, and structure in the fields of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), civic engagement and leadership, child protection, economic empowerment, water management, education, and vulnerability. As a research and MEL-specialized firm, our focus in gender is to build a gender practice that advances gender gains with tangible and measurable results, by improving the availability, use, and analysis of gender data.

Gender Analytics: INTEGRATED embeds gender analysis into each of its assignments, and about one third of our assignments have had a gender focus. These assignments have explored societal gender norms and dynamics, GBV, leadership, economic empowerment, and vulnerability. INTEGRATED has also worked on designing multiple program designs for women’s empowerment, in which issues explored through the lens of agency, relations, and structure were examined in economic empowerment, GBV, Islamic discourse, and advocacy for service provision across the MENA region.


Gender Data Gaps and Gender Stories: INTEGRATED aims to generate access to improved gender data to better inform policy and global development agendas, looking into both data availability and generating new data on indicators and stories that track gender equality and women’s empowerment. For example, INTEGRATED has conducted research to gain a clearer understanding of the context and impediments to women’s participation in the labor force in the private sector, as employees and entrepreneurs.

Big Data and Gender: Big Data is an umbrella term referring to the large amounts of digital data continually generated as a by-product of everyday interactions with digital products or services. Big Data is often characterized by its great volume, variety, lack of structure, and high rate of velocity. Through our unique partnerships with telecomm operators, and through social media analysis, INTEGRATED captures information on women and girls, derived from these Big Data sources, in order to inform understanding about women’s socioeconomic welfare, mobility patterns, and financial activity.