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Women and Men in Leadership Positions in Ukraine: 2017-2020

In 2017, the first open data survey of the USREOU “Women and Men in Leadership Positions in Ukraine” was conducted.

Although the publicly available data of the Ministry of Justice, published on the open data portal data.gov.ua, do not have a separate field “gender”, they contain the last name, first name and patronymic of individuals – entrepreneurs and managers of legal entities. Accordingly, with specialized programming, we can identify the sex of a private entrepreneur or the head of a legal entity from the register, using the parental suffixes “-ovych / -ich” for men and “-ivna / -yivna” for women.

In combination with the information on the main activity (NACE) of the legal entity or private entrepreneur, the data on the place of registration for these millions of records, it is possible to do extremely interesting research and analysis.

We have carried out an extended study, including the dynamics of 2017-2020.

We have also prepared interactive visualizations that allow anyone to analyze the data on their own.

Interactive scrollytelling

Interactive scrollytelling, that tells key findings from the research “Women and Men on Leadership Positions in Ukraine: 2017-2020. Just scroll the page and story will unveil for you. You can also explore separate charts — point to chart detail for more information.

Interactive map tool

You can analyze or explore the data using this tool

  • in section of regions (oblasts) or rayons and cities of oblast significance
  • by type of subject (legal entity or private enterpreneurs/own account workers)
  • using choropleth map or bubble map (size of bubbles indicates the number of subjects with selected features, and color — the share of women for this sample)
  • in dynamics — сomparing data of 2020 and 2017.

By clicking on a specific district or city (or the circle that corresponds to it), one can see more detailed information for this area, including – the most populous (in terms of number of subjects) sections, divisions, groups and classes of the NACE classification of economic activities.

Interactive scatter plot

The interactive scatter plot allows to see the comparisn of the share of women in a particular type of activity and the number of entities: legal entities or private entrepreneurs. You can study the data separately for legal entities and private entrepreneurs (or together), for each section, division, and group of NACE classifier.

By clicking on a specific point on the chart, you can get more detailed information about the type of activity, and even “go” inside it — to see smaller activities (where possible).

The research and visualization was prepared within the framework of the Swiss-Ukrainian Project “Strengthening Business Associations of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Stage 2)” implemented by the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine (UNDP) in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine and with the support of Switzerland.

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