The African Heads of States and governments proclaimed, 2015 as the Year of Women’s empowerment and development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063. It is to support the year that the African Union Commission (AUC) decided to develop the African Gender Scorecard. The aim of the scorecard is to measure national progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in seven core sectors (health, employment, the business sector, access to credit, access to land, women in politics and decision-making, education at secondary and tertiary levels). The scorecard also seeks to amplify the call for the collection, analysis, storage and dissemination of sex and gender disaggregated data to support gender analysis of policies and programmes within the framework of the on-going data revolution in Africa.
The publication is available here: http://au.int/en/sites/default/files/documents/31260-doc-2015_auc_african_gender_scorecard_en.pdf