The Data- Qualitative

Equilo draws from thousands of existing, publicly available qualitative sources, harnessing the power of researchers and gender specialists, combined with technology, to instantly display for users key insights and findings that are specific to themes, domains, and sectors.  


Equilo adds value to users by aggregating, synthesizing, and analyzing research reports, studies, and leading international knowledge products. This work is typically performed manually by gender specialists and cuts a significant amount of work out of this process. No other service currently exists that provides this value to users- instantly.


Equilo gives users, from a range of audiences and GESI knowledge, the power to quickly view the most salient insights from qualitative resources, including tips on What Works and links to toolkits and sources to support action. 

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Equilo's Qualitative Data Sources

Equilo currently contextualizes country-level and sector-specific quantitative data with high-level, qualitative overviews explaining the gender equality and social inclusion linkages for a specific theme or TAAP domain. These overviews are currently limited to broad global trends with GESI deep-dives into specific thematic areas, pulling in country-specfic examples and case studies where possible. 


Equilo built a robust Super GRL, an online collection of over 20,000 validated and open-source publications, reports, journal articles, toolkits, data sources, guidelines, and other resources that address specific topics related to gender equality and social inclusion in international development, humanitarian work, and the private sector. This collection compiles resources from reputable organizations and scholars and is one of our primary sources of qualitative research that we will use to scale up our tool. 

All research is appropriately cited throughout the dashboard, using modified APA style.

All of Equilo's data sources undergo a rigorous validation process before they are used in analysis and included on the dashboard. Sources must comply with the following:

  • Be from a reputable author (e.g., a recognized organization, a peer-reviewed journal, or an expert in the field);

  • Have rigorous methodology and/or well-cited sources for the data provided;

  • Reflect excellent and relevant gender equality and social inclusion analysis or data (specifically discussing these issues and including the most recent information available).

Use of Non-English Language Resources

Equilo’s team draws upon non-English language sources for quantitative and qualitative research, although the majority of our research is currently conducted in English. As we scale up in the future, we plan to enable multilingual dashboard functionality and increased multi-lingual research capability.

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