DOS, UN Women conduct a gender review of the SMEs and agricultural censuses

Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Amman, Jordan
Participants of the Department of Statistics (DOS) and UN Women workshop to review the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the agricultural censuses from a gender perspective. Photo: UN Women/ Marta Garbarino
Participants of the Department of Statistics (DOS) and UN Women workshop to review the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the agricultural censuses from a gender perspective. Photo: UN Women/ Marta Garbarino

In the context of strengthening their existing partnership and cooperation, the Department of Statistics (DOS) and UN Women launched a dedicated workshop to review the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the agricultural censuses from a gender perspective. The goal of this initiative is to improve the use of existing data to monitor progress in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment at the sectoral level.

 

Organized as part of the UN Women’s global flagship initiative ‘Women Count’, the workshop focused on the development of analytical papers on both censuses, with the aim of strengthening the national technical capacity in the production of gender data and addressing relevant gaps.  Participants included organizations working in the Jordanian economic and agricultural sectors that could benefit from the analysis of gender trends.

 

Gender data and statistics represent an effective analytical tool to determine the contribution of both men and women, supporting decision makers in better understanding their different needs in the implementation of policies and legislation that contribute to promoting equal opportunities in various productivity sectors.

 

The outcomes of the workshop will contribute to identify ways to fill the gender data gaps in SMEs and the agricultural sectors, to mainstream gender in the national statistical system, and to improve the availability and use of gender statistics in evidence-based policy.

 

Available in Arabic here.