The maps on this website display open source, sex-disaggregated data on various indicators related to population, mortality, malnutrition and sanitation for the Nile, Volta, Ganges and Mekong river basins.

Gender inequity is prevalent in water management and agriculture but there is very little accurate data available on gendered aspects of these sectors. In order to improve gender equity in access and decision-making, researchers, policy makers and development investors need better information and understanding of gender relations in water and agricultural systems. The basin maps on this website aim to provide this evidence base for analysis of gender disparities and new development opportunities.

These maps can be useful tools for:

  • Researchers who use evidence-based data to better inform and target their research
  • Policy makers and regional authorities who are making water and agricultural management decisions
  • Donors who wish to better able to target their development initiatives and investments to respond to regional demands
  • NGOs and civil society groups who can use the maps for planning and programming as they work towards gender equality and poverty reduction

Instructions for how to use the maps are available here.