Gender equality is both a human right and a precondition for catalyzing development and lifting communities out of poverty.
Gender equality also fuels economic growth by improving outcomes and mitigating risk.
Equilo gives you the power to incorporate customized best practices for gender equality and social inclusion into your project planning, investment decisions, or implementation--all at your fingertips.
Why gender equality matters
Empowered women contribute to healthy and productive families, communities, and nations. The UN recognizes the importance of gender equality in its Sustainable Development Goals. SDG 5 defines global and national commitments to achieve gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls, while all other SDGs integrate gender equality as an integral part of the solution.
5% loss in GDP
Cost to global GDP due lost productivity and direct expenditure as a result of reported cases of sexual violence against women and intimate partner violence
And there's a business case
Understanding gender inequality constraints to economic growth and company success allows corporates, investors, and fund managers to achieve desired investment outcomes and increase revenues while also reducing investment risk.
The global gender analysis challenge
Most development and emergency response organizations, as well as private companies and investment funds, recognize the need for gender equality and social inclusion analyses to improve the targeting and effectiveness of their efforts. These analyses help ensure that investments make the greatest impact across communities, countries, and companies by reducing unintended consequences, improving results and efficiency, and embedding change through innovation.
Early, action-oriented social and gender analysis is vital to tackle gender inequality and improve efficiency and results across all sectors, but there are challenges.
Demand outpaces supply
Equilo supports organizations and project teams in using globally validated indicators* to measure change in social inclusion, gender equality, and women’s empowerment.