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What People are Saying About Equilo

"Equilo was such a wonderful and efficient tool for a gender analysis I led for a USAID project. I quickly pulled key data points off the website to get a snapshot of the gender gaps between women and men in economics and trade in the specific country I was researching. One of my favorite features is the clearly cited data sources so that I can go to the original source and find additional information if I need it. The tool also produces easy-to-read tables and charts that I could easily copy into my report (citing Equilo and the original source). Another favorite feature is the way it highlights data trends over time. That feature pointed out that the rates of women in managerial positions in the country I was researching had declined in recent years, which I would not have noticed so quickly had it not been for the Equilo feature. The team is also committed to supporting users and listening to feedback. I highly recommend Equilo."

~Lindsey Jones-Renaud

Founder and Principal Facilitator, Cynara

"The lack of current, reliable and gender-disaggregated data has been frequently cited among the top challenges for practitioners, policymakers and academia alike. For emerging markets investors, gender-disaggregated data is key for evidence-based decision-making.

I’m excited about the innovative AI-driven solution Equilo has developed to hack gender equality. I’m confident this comprehensive and interactive tool will enable our us to identify gender-lens risks and opportunities along the investment cycle even better – on the go and in real-time."

~ Jessica Espinoza,

2X Global CEO

"We’ve only been using the tool for a short while but we can already see how much quicker it is to gather the right data to decide what intervention is most needed for each investment – we’re no longer spending hours collating data from multiple sources only to realise later on there was better data elsewhere. We think this is going to be a powerful tool for engaging sponsors on the gaps that the project could help close, especially as the tool is so visual and intuitive."

~ Celia Carbajosa,

Sustainable Development Impact Adviser, The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)

"Time is money, and when you can do something more seamlessly, you're more productive and you output more credible data instead of having to use data from different years and then authenticate the source. Equilo simplifies the work and provides credible data; it helps a lot when you know where something comes from because the sources are provided."

~Khetsiwe Dlamini

CEO, Triple C Advisory

"It's so important to have this 2X Assessment portfolio view because it can transform beliefs of what we are aspiring to as a fund for our companies. Before using the assessment our goal was for our companies to be measured by targets that have a traditional patriarchal view.

 

This assessment has shown us our blind spots and that we have an alternative version of success for our companies and fund to strive for. The most powerful thing as a woman in leadership is to be yourself, and the same is true in building a company- we need to not try to emulate what a 'successful' company has always been.

 

Now, after using the 2X Assess tool for Sanari and our companies, the expectation of what my companies should be like in 10 years has changed. My vision for their success for them is a better vision of what it was before."

~ Sanari Capital

“Equilo is user friendly and very well structured. I had a deadline clock ticking before my final proposal submission!
 
Access to the Equilo platform helped me a lot; I was able to easily structure my presentation by pulling up very useful gender equality statistics on energy access and quality. The statistics under the different themes were exactly the information I needed to get across my ideas, especially in terms of actions needed. I particularly appreciated the comprehensive data on gender equality comparable by country, region, income group, broken down by the energy sector.
 
I was able to submit my proposal on time, and I was thrilled that my proposal had not only insights on gender equality, but also more details on what needs to be done to harness gender equality opportunities in the Energy Renewable sector. Thank you so very much for introducing me to the Equilo platform."

~ Liliane Munezero Ndabaneze, CEO
Women's Initiative for Delivering Clean Energy to Africa, WidEnergy Africa Ltd.

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"Equilo is a great example of the possibilities to harness emerging data technologies, and the multiple information and data points existing out there on a variety of gender and social inclusion issues, which in many cases would go unnoticed or would take a lot longer to analyze and correlate using more traditional techniques.

 

The capacity of the tool to aggregate and make sense of all the information in a heartbeat is incredible and is a perfect platform for further and deeper gender analysis. I would also highlight its user interface makes it easier for a variety of stakeholders to get involved with gender and social inclusion analysis."

~Jesus Melendez Vicente

Senior Technical Advisor, Data and Digital Development, IREX

"Equilo is like a teammate. Sometimes it can be lonely working as a consultant, and when I have a question I just go to Equilo, and it's like a friendly colleague discussing the response with me. It's so useful!"

~Mariana del Vazquez del Mercado Castro

GESI Manager, Tetra Tech

"FinDev Canada, a Canadian development finance institution, is currently using Equilo's GBV Risk Score on a regular basis as part of its environmental and social (E&S) due diligence of potential transactions. This enables its E&S team to facilitate and standardize the practice of assessing GBV risk in a country where FinDev Canada may make a deal, and based on the severity of GBV risk, may increase/strengthen GBV risk mitigation measures or consider GBV-specific technical assistance (TA) support for the client to mitigate GBV risk.

 

Now the GBVR enables the E&S team to include GBV risk as a standard piece of analysis for transactions, normalizing the discussion of GBV as a material risk to investments with investment officers and the Investment Committee. This may lead to elevating the level of GBV risk mitigation required in Environmental and Social Action Plans or may result in additional TA support for GBV prevention and response activities."

~FinDev Canada

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