Planning, Research & Statistics Department

The National Gender Databank
The persistent inability to generate, store and access gender specific data caused the need for the establishment of a National Gender Data Bank (NGDB) as a means to pool and harmonize data sources into a one stop referral point. The National Gender Data Bank (NGDB) is proposed as a mechanism to be used in engendering informed decisions by, especially government officials and the private sector regarding development issues in Nigeria; both at the States and the Federal level. It is expected that every sector and every stakeholder would consult the relevant portions of the National Gender Data Bank before taking any major decision affecting the country’s well being.

The National Gender Data Bank project commenced in 2006 with the support of UNICEF and MDG Office.

STATUS: The Centre is presently working assiduously to populate the Data Bank. A data review exercise to determine the baseline of gender disaggregated data available within the Nigerian statistical system has been completed and the report demonstrates that gender disaggregated statistics are not a mere collection of sex disaggregated data, but entail all efforts geared towards bringing to fore, the present gender relations in Nigeria. A total of ninety-seen tables and several figures containing disaggregated data have been captured in the report and presented as data to give/listing of gender data.

The first phase of the NGDB project was completed in March, 2010. The second phase has been proposed in the 2010 Budget.

Nationwide Data Capture

Introduction

Section One - Background

Section Two - National Gender Profile

Section Three - Sectoral Gender Profile

Section Four - Zonal Gender Data Profile

Section Five - National Gender Sensitivity Tracking Programme

Appendixes

Research Document

Cover Page - A compilation of constitution, statutes, regulations, bye-laws, policies & practices relating to the statuses of women

Guidelines and Strategic Implementation Plan

National Distribution of 2007 and 2011 female candidates across political parties

Part 1 - A compilation of constitution, statutes, regulations, bye-laws, policies & practices relating to the statuses of women

Part ii - A compilation of constitution, statutes, regulations, bye-laws, policies & practices relating to the statuses of women and children, applicable in nigeria.