Sida Training Programme: Increasing Gender Equality between Women and Men by Using Statistics as a Tool

Deadline: 1 November 2018

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is seeking applications for its International Training Programme, “Gender Statistics” to contribute to increased gender equality between women and men by using statistics as a tool.


The main objective for the programme is that an organisational change should take place so that participating organisations:

  • implement gender statistics in their ongoing work
  • work with, maintain and continuously develop the network in gender statistics between producers and users.

Programme Structure

The training programme is divided into five compulsory phases.

  • Phase 1 – Preparatory phase (February –May, 2019)
  • Phase 2 – Training in Sweden (May 6 –24, 2019, 3 weeks)
  • Phase 3 – Work with change project (May –November, 2019)
  • Phase 4 – Training in one of the participating countries (November 11–15, 2019, 1 week)
  • Phase 5 – Finalizing the change project and launching the project results (November 2019 –March 2020)


  • Skills on how to identify relevant gender indicators
  • Tools to develop high quality gender statistics
  • Increased ability to analyse gender statistics according to international standards
  • Increased ability to communicate and disseminate gender statistics to a wide range of users
  • Increased ability to monitor and evaluate the development concerning gender equality in the participating countries
  • A network for producers and users of gender statistics to share information in order to meet the user needs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The programme targets statistical producers and strategic users of statistics in the area of gender equality. The producers are those producing a country’s official statistics while the users could be decision-makers, and professionals within civil society, media, academia and the business community, in a position to contribute to increased gender equality in society. Suitable organisations are the national statistical institutes, governmental or civil society organisations, or the private sector working with gender equality.
  • The programme is specially designed for professionals qualified to participate in reform processes of importance at various levels and who hold a position in their home organisation with a mandate to initiate processes of change.
  • Only candidates nominated by the appropriate organisation and according to the national rules will be accepted.
  • Applicants to the programme should:
    • have capacity for and interest in promoting gender equality;
    • be key persons with the ability and mandate to initiate and drive change processes;
    • hold a relevant academic degree and have high proficiency in English;
    • have good computer skills in Word, Excel and Power Point.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

Eligible Countries: Cambodia, Ethiopia, Liberia, Myanmar and Zambia.

For more information, please visit Gender statistics.

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