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Fast Forward to Gender Equality

Mainstreaming, Implementation and Leadership

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This report maps strategies, governance tools, institutional settings and innovative approaches used by governments across the OECD to drive and support society-wide gender equality goals. It covers all state institutions, including legislatures and judiciaries, and discusses the challenges faced by OECD countries in achieving long-lasting impact. Finally, the report provides policy guidance for state institutions, supported by examples of what works across the OECD. This report establishes a baseline for monitoring progress, based on the 2015 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Gender Equality in Public Life.

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Getting it right: Institutions, evidence and accountability for gender equality

Despite increasing political commitment to and growing awareness of the importance of gender equality, its effective and long-term realisation remains hindered by a wide range of factors, including insufficient institutional capacity across sectors and limited accountability mechanisms. In line with the 2015 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Gender Equality in Public Life, this chapter provides guidance on adopting a co‑ordinated whole-of government approach to gender equality. Suggested approaches include national gender equality strategies and action plans; the effective allocation of roles and responsibilities across public institutions; robust accountability, oversight and co-ordination mechanisms; and tools for gender-sensitive policy making, supported by sound evidence of policy impacts on women and men. The chapter also gives an overview of institutional arrangements across OECD countries, highlights good practices and outlines a number of policy recommendations to support governments in strengthening national frameworks for gender equality.

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