Swedish gender statistics on export

Published 17 March 2017 in:

Photo: UN Photo/Kim Haughton

In March and April, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Palestine and Bangladesh will publish current gender statistics. This is the result of a Swedish development aid venture, in which Statistics Sweden has trained and provided support to statisticians and users of statistics during one year. 

With Statistics Sweden’s support, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Palestine and Bangladesh have produced training material and publications on current statistics that describe the situation of men and women in these countries.

“Capacity development in statistics forms an important part of Swedish democracy assistance. Statistics Sweden trains statisticians and helps strengthen statistics agencies in some ten countries around the world,” says Pernilla Trägårdh, Director of the International Consulting Office at Statistics Sweden.

Gender equality is one of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 Agenda for a better world. Statistics Sweden has a longstanding important role in international statistical cooperation. The ITP training, in which statisticians and people from non-governmental organisations and ministries have taken part, is one example of this cooperation.


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