Updated May 30, 2019
equilo harnesses machine learning and artificial neural networks to transform gender equality and social inclusion by delivering customized analyses, recommended actions, and project management tools instantly.www.equilo.org
Most development agencies require gender analyses in order to improve the
targeting and effectiveness of their projects & investments. However,
procurement delays, shortage of experts, and manual data collection lead to major delays. As a result, planning and budgeting takes place without early-stage gender considerations. Ultimately, the intended
beneficiaries--disproportionately women and girls--are excluded and suffer from
a reinforced or widened gender inequality gap.
Equilo is an app that produces customized gender analyses,
evidence-based actions, and data collection tools in under 72 hours. This
automated solution accelerates integration of social and gender analysis into development, emergency response, and investment while reducing costs and lead times. Based
on 9 user inputs, our algorithms harness context-specific data to create a customized
gender analysis and action plan, guided by a rigorous social and gender
Gender equality is both a human right and a precondition for catalyzing development and lifting communities out of poverty. We believe that early, action-oriented gender analysis is vital to tackle gender inequality and improve efficiency and outcomes.
Accelerating gender equality.
algorithms map gender-based constraints, opportunities, interventions, and
indicators across a breadth of outcomes and a range of sectors. Guided by a
rigorous gender analysis framework, it then provides a set of analytical
findings and recommended actions based on evidence and innovation – all
accessed through a secure user-specific or project-specific dashboard.
Additionally, Equilo is equipped to receive direct input from participatory data collection, which means that analysis and actions can be updated in real-time with a refreshed GAAP based on the data collected. This gives agility to the project or investment managers enabling them to be proactive rather than reactive to local needs. This can also be used to monitor results over the project duration.
Equilo’s analyses are fueled by the unique Super GRL (Gender Resource Library), housing tens of thousands of robust, validated global databases, rigorous qualitative research, and alternative data sources that show promising or innovative practice. Super GRL is an exhaustive, comprehensive asset that aggregates leading edge research in a single platform. It also offers free public access to promote learning and sharing. Practitioners are able to submit new resources for review and inclusion, ensuring that Super GRL is continually updated with fresh validated research and data.
This is a manual, and often academic, exercise, which does not achieve the intended results. While the value is recognized, the execution has been lacking. Today’s practice has the following pitfalls: a) delivering an academic report on the status quo gender context without actions and b) delivering an actionable report, but the time it takes to do so means delivery is after project planning and budgeting. In either case, this becomes a “check-the-box” exercise without execution. Both of these outcomes are a considerable waste of resources and a missed opportunity. Productizing and automating this manual process puts the information and decision-making power in the hands of the user. It enables them to convert analysis into action during the planning phase and yield better results for the project and the impacted communities.
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