Advanced GESI Analytics Products

Equilo’s pioneering web application for desktop and tablet provides customized results for each project and investment using machine learning, deep analytics, and big data based on sector and geography with a range of advanced analytics products to support use cases within the development, humanitarian, finance, and private sectors. Advanced analytics products are available via paid subscription access.


Country & Sector GESI Analysis

Equilo's country and sector GESI contexual analysis uses our proprietary algorithm to map GESI-based constraints, opportunities, interventions, and indicators across a breadth of themes and domains. Users leverage this advanced analytics tool to support GESI analysis and planning for business development, due diligence, project and work planning, rapid mobilization response, and more.


Users select a subscription tailored to their needs, with 132 low- and middle-income countries and over 50 sub-sectors available to select. Users select a country and sector to instantly view a data-driven overview of over 30 gender equality dimensions with the ability to deep-dive into indicators contextualized with qualitative data to better understand the “so what”. 

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VIEW country- and sector-specific snapshot GESI analysis organized by thematic areas to identify strengths and challenges, with gender equality, empowerment, and parity scores

EXPLORE specific themes and domains with in-depth quantitative and qualitative contextual analysis of hundreds of GESI indicators synthesized from databases globally

DOWNLOAD .CSV files of raw data and scores to manipulate your analysis, or PDF briefs and reports of the content to take along with you and share

TAKE ACTION by viewing strategies and actions accompanied by tools and resources; Action Plans may be filtered and downloaded in .CSV


GBV Risk Score for Financial Investments

Over the past decade, there has been tremendous progress in incorporating a safeguarding perspective to reduce the risk of gender-based violence within financial investments, reflected in the “Do No Harm” approach. While critically important, the implementation of this approach has also highlighted its limitations. Specifically, this has resulted in a compliance-led approach with limited repercussions in cases of noncompliance, investments that apply safeguards approach after the fact, and potentially, unintended consequences that penalize survivors of violence. The lens of violence prevention must be integrated into the core investment and risk processes and teams, rather than being limited to gender and compliance processes and teams.

To this end, the Criterion Institute partnered with UNICEF and Equilo to develop this GBV Risk Score methodology. The GBV Risk Score leverages Criterion’s extensive research on the complex topic of financial investments and GBV. It also builds upon Equilo’s existing gender equality scoring methodology, database, and platform to operationalize the GBV Risk Score for users. This collaborative work to develop the methodology was co-created by Criterion and Equilo with support from UNICEF. Equilo developed and maintains the platform, tool, and regularly updated database. 

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UNDERSTAND sector-specific material risks of GBV to financial investments (operational, regulatory, political, and reputational risk), accompanied by sector-specific case studies

TAKE ACTION by viewing strategies and actions to embed GBV as a material risk into investment decisions and risk models, accompanied by tools and resources

EXPLORE country-specific GBV risk score, with discrete scores and underlying data specific to access to resources, knowledge & beliefs, human dignity, laws & policies, and power & decision-making

DOWNLOAD .CSV files of raw data and scores to manipulate your own analysis and view financial risk model options to integrate GBV data and GBV Risk Scores into investment calculations


Organizational ROI Assessments

Coming Soon!


The Organizational Gender Resilience, Opportunity, and Inclusion (ROI) Assessment is a robust, intelligent tool used by organizations for a self-assessment or by investors as part of due diligence of a potential or existing investee. This assessment, developed by SWEEF Capital, supports organizations to conduct a gender analysis of their organization's leadership, workforce, value chain, and society where they operate. The results are then overlaid with the gender equality country context to provide a clear view of where the organization stands relative to its context along with recommended actions.


From the Equilo dashboard, an organizational gender assessment survey can be initiated by sending a link to the organization to be assessed. The survey recipient can then use the link to access the full survey where different stakeholders from the organization can answer the questions. Along with the survey responses, the respondent will receive prompts to upload validation documents. Once the survey is complete, the results are published on the dashboard including the analyzed responses synthesized with country-specific gender equality contextual analysis and the supporting documentation. As an optional add-on service, Equilo can validate the survey responses using the documentation provided.


Based on the identified gaps, Equilo intelligently recommends actions, which are displayed on the dashboard and available for download in a customizable action plan. The dashboard, analysis, and recommendations may be shared with the survey respondent for discussion and/or to take action. The assessment may be repeated, with a comparison of changes analyzed from one assessment period to the next.

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UNDERSTAND an organization's gender equality strengths and challenges via a robust survey that analyzes an organization's policies, practices, culture, value chain of suppliers, and the community & cultural context within which they operate.

EXPLORE analysis of specific pillars: leadership, workforce, value chain, and society. Review the survey responses, indicators, and supporting documentation to validate responses (or request that Equilo validates responses for you).

TAKE ACTION by viewing strategies and recommendations for organizations, investors, governments, and partners to address the identified gaps at the organization and the systematic societal gender equality challenges that influence an organization's success.

DOWNLOAD files with raw survey responses, scores, analysis, country indicators, priority recommendations, and validation documents.