Update: Secretary Clinton and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to Deliver Remarks at "Evidence and Impact: Closing the Gender Data Gap" at Gallup, Inc Headquarters

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 11, 2012

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on July 19, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim will deliver remarks at the beginning of “Evidence and Impact: Closing the Gender Data Gap,” a one-day conference co-hosted by the Department of State and Gallup. Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton, State Department Counselor and Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer will also deliver remarks.

David Brooks of The New York Times and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations will moderate panel discussions on "Gender Data: What We Know, What We Don't, and Why It Matters” following the opening remarks. Panelists include U.S. Ambassador Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, USAID; Johannes Jütting, Manager, PARIS21 Secretariat; Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse; Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor, Princeton University; and Jon Clifton, Partner, Gallup Government.

The entire conference will be open to credentialed members of the media and live-streamed on www.gallup.com. Space is limited and only two representatives per media outlet will be admitted. A mult box will be available. The conference will be held at the Gallup Building (901 F Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20004) in Washington, DC. Please note that the entrance to The Gallup Building is on 9th Street.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:30 a.m.
Final access time for all journalists and still photographers: 9:20 a.m.

An emerging body of evidence shows that investing in opportunities for women and girls can yield national security, economic, and health benefits for all. While progress has been made in closing the gender data gap, much work remains. More and better data are needed to measure and accelerate impact on the lives of women and girls and, in turn, families, communities, and societies. The purpose of the conference is to increase the production and use of gender-sensitive data to create better policies and outcomes for women and girls, and thus entire economies and societies.

Presenters and panelists will discuss existing and emerging data sources and remaining gaps, and identify concrete steps that can be taken to ensure that more and better gender-sensitive data are produced and used.

Follow this event live on Twitter using the hashtag #GenderGap at @StateDept, @WorldBank, @Gallup, and @S_GWI.


Lauren Kannry

The World Bank
Frederick Jones

U.S. State Department
Office of Global Women’s Issues

PRN: 2012/1128