Using sex and age disaggregated data to improve humanitarian response in emergencies.

Author:

Benelli, P. Mazurana, D. & Walker, P

Editor:

First

Date:

2012

Region:

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Disaggregated Data

Language:

English

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis Group

Full Harvard Reference:

Benelli, P. Mazurana, D. & Walker, P (2012) Using sex and age disaggregated data to improve humanitarian response in emergencies, Gender & Development, Vol. 20 (2): 219-232

The article reviews current ways of collecting and using sex and age disaggregated data (SADD) within the humanitarian community. It shows that while the data exists in most societies, it remains under used in response and planning. The authors call for a more systematic data collection, analysis and incorporation into policies and humanitarian practices in order to better understand needs on the ground and deliver a more effective assistance.