What People are Saying About Equilo

"Equilo is and will be transformative.  So many are already talking about the impact."

~ Joy Anderson,

Founder & President, Criterion Institute

"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 like DEG, 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 DEG team to identify gender-lens risks and opportunities along the investment cycle even better – on the go and in real-time."

~ Jessica Espinoza,

Global Gender Finance Lead at DEG Invest &
2X Challenge Chair

"The consolidation of data sources, and the clear, country-by-country data sheets, graphs, and domain analysis, means that any member of a project team - a gender expert or someone with little technical or practical experience in the sector - can gain an informed understanding of the situation for women and girls and persons from marginalized backgrounds, in their project's focus country.
Apps like Equilo can not only transform our development planning but guide us in development program implementation too by widening our field of view to better understand the world and the people we are working to support."

~ Vinod Shrivastava, 
Senior Activity Advisor Enhancing Equality in Energy for Southeast Asia Activity (USAID) CORE International

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“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.

"Thank you Jessica Menon, Rachel Elsinga, and the whole Equilo team! We look forward to more collaborations in the near future. The solution 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 Specialist, Independent Consultant

"My organization, IREX, was doing a gender assessment in Lesotho and really valued using Equilo to guide our analysis. Before getting Equlio, the IREX team did a very robust desk research initiative that highlighted most of what Equilo put together. It was about the same but WAY more efficient to navigate all in one place. The [desk research we did prior to using Equilo] was EXTREMELY time consuming and, in retrospect, it would have been much more efficient if we had Equilo from the start. The analysis tool really helped us justify where to focus our key informant interviews topics. The comparison between region and other TAAP framework domains were really insightful and we used it in

our report."

~Philip Davidovich

Technical Specialist, Data and Digital Development

Data for Development @ IREX

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