Through six new partnerships, the Data2x initiative will dig up data on women's health, employment, poverty and progress, among other things, to help guide better policies and smarter investment to benefit women and society at large.
"When it comes to the lives of women and girls, too much is not being measured," Clinton, a long-time advocate for women and girls' rights, said at an event on Monday hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the ex mayor's philanthropic foundation, in New York.
"Births aren't always counted...the work of women outside the formal economy is not always counted, the participation of women at decision and even peacemaking tables is not always counted. There are so many data gaps that undermine progress, not just for women and girls, but for entire societies."
"If you can't measure it, you can't manage it," said Bloomberg, who highlighted the key role played by data in promoting transparency accountability."
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