Measure What Matters: Data to leave no one behind

  • 06/04/2020
  • ACT

The Measure What Matters Global Conference will showcase a ground-breaking Australian-led initiative that transforms the way in which poverty is measured. This April, world leaders in data and gender inequality will gather in Canberra to discuss the intersection between poverty, gender, and data. The program will highlight global efforts to close the gender data gap and leave no one behind.

The IDM is the outcome of 10 years of multidisciplinary research and the last four years has been focused on trialling and refining the measure to ready it for global use.  The Conference will be a culmination point of this work where we will release findings and analysis from our research in Indonesia, South Africa, Fiji and Solomon Islands (forthcoming) as well as to locate the IDM in the broader landscape of gender, poverty and data.

The Global Conference will run from 6 – 8 April 2020 at The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

To help reduce barriers for attendance, financial assistance of up to $2,000 will be offered in addition to full sponsored registration. Apply for a scholarship now.

Fantastic keynote speakers joining the event include:
• Dame Marilyn Waring, feminist, political economist, academic and activist, Professor of Public Policy, Auckland University of Technology
• Sarah Bradshaw, Professor of Gender and Sustainable Development, School of Law, Middlesex University
• Papa Seck, Chief Statistician, UN Women
• David Hulme, Professor of Development Studies, University of Manchester

More information about the Conference can be found at: https://www.individualdeprivationmeasure.org/conference2020/