Here’s Challenge #1 for today’s Hackathon:

New research shows that even the most advanced current efforts to gauge women’s empowerment still miss critical elements of what it takes for women to be empowered in the developing world. Far too many of the indicators used to measure women’s empowerment, for far too many countries, are based on data that is largely unreliable, old, or inconsistent. This compromises the accuracy and integrity of the assessments and makes them less reliable for policy makers who base decisions on them. In its upcoming 2015 Hunger Report, Bread for the World Institute will identify key missing data and explain why better data are essential to continued progress.

Data and background information can be found in the “Challenge 1” in this Google drive folder.