Supporting metrics working group of Lancet-Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation Commission on Peace, Justice and Gender Equality

Better integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is needed across some key health and health-related goals. A Lancet-Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT) Commission was formed to integrate evidence on SDG 3 (health), SDG 5 (gender), and SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), to associate greater gender and health equity with more peaceful societies.

The Commission’s timeframe is five years, but the bulk of the evidence will be generated in the first two years. This project will support the Canadian-led Lancet-SIGHT Commission working group on metrics and measurement. The main work of the metrics group will be to gather/identify relevant metrics or indicators that measure gender equity, health equity, and social fragility/stability/peace in order to understand the pathways that link gender equity and health equity to peace and security. The idea is to determine which questions could be answered through existing data and which questions require better metrics/indicators. Finally, the working group will select a number of research questions to analyze the validity of these metrics through country case studies that will include analysis of how gender equity, health equity, and health system performance affect social and political fragility.

Project outcomes will include reports on the analysis of these metrics to provide the Commission with a stronger empirical evidence base for its findings and conclusions. The outcome of this working group will have important implications in terms of understanding the dynamic interaction among the selected SDGs and how to build data and metrics for national and global planning to achieve the SDGs.

Project ID

109218

Project status

Active

Duration

24 months

IDRC Officer

Qamar Mahmood

Total funding

CA$ 125,000

Program

Governance and Justice, Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Valerie Percival

Institution

Carleton University

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.carleton.ca