Launch Of The Ghana Gender Statistics Assessment Report
June 26, 2018 8:40 am
On Tuesday 26th June 2018, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba officially launched the ‘Ghana Gender Statistics Assessment Report’ of the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection in collaboration with the Ghana Statistical Service.
The report assessment determines the extent to which gender issues have been mainstreamed into administrative processes and operations of public sector institutions, and how the production and use of statistics are engendered at the various stages from policy formulation, planning and programming, monitoring and evaluation; both at national, regional and district levels.
Speaking at the launch, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba expressed that data was very crucial in order to make informed decisions, formulate policies and devise programmes and interventions for sustainable development. “Data collection, analysis and reporting have been identified as imperatives for improved service delivery and policy formulation by the Ministry. Also, credible, reliable data and information is crucial for measuring the Sustainable Development Goals and for addressing inequalities and social biases in society.”, she said.
According to the Minister, the Report Assessment presented MDAs with the opportunity to offer tailor made solutions to address challenges of gender issues.
Additionally, the Honourable Minister stated that the mainstreaming of gender perspectives in statistics is crucial in addressing the developmental needs of the citizenry.
Hon. Otiko Djaba noted that achieving the 2030 Agenda will require producing and compiling the gender data to address gaps and also facilitate programme interventions and reporting. And for this reason, all MDAs, MMDAs, Research institutions, Development Partners, Civil Society, Academia should prioritise, in their respective Sectors, data production dissemination and use.
The Gender Minister finally urged all to push the gender agenda until we achieve equality and equity through the development and production of the right kind of information and data for holistic National development.