Interview with Alison Holder, Director of Equal Measures 2030


Alison is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of Equal Measures 2030. She has over 15 years of experience in international development policy, advocacy and campaigning and has previously worked at UNSDSN, ActionAid, Oxfam, Save the Children and Accenture. She can be reached at:

Equal Measures 2030 released a Gender Report during UNGA 2018. You can find the report here. https://www.equalmeasures2030.org


Radhika Iyengar, Director of Education at the Center for Sustainable Development interviews Ms Holder on some key issues given below:

  1. What was the inspiration for the Equal Measures 2030 report?

  2. What do you want to accomplish through the report?

  3. Gender equality is a slow moving target, what can we do collectively to increase pace. Why is it so hard?

  4. You use data to make a story that gender needs attention. Is data on gender hard to get? What are some of the challenges? Does data tell you the real stories?

  5. What are some of the local stories that resonate with data?



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