Women, Government and Policy Making in OECD Countries

Fostering Diversity for Inclusive Growth

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Achieving gender equality in the economy and in the political leadership remains an ongoing challenge across the world. This report aims to address this gap. It  provides comparative data and policy benchmarks on women's access to public leadership and inclusive gender-responsive policy-making across OECD countries. The report is prepared in the context of the OECD Gender Initiative, launched by the OECD Ministers.

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Foreword and Acknowledgements

Gender equality in public life is a global challenge. Governments across the world have implemented a range of innovations to advance gender equality, but significant gaps continue to exist. Women still lag behind men in access to decision-making and leadership positions in public and economic life, from community to global levels. Gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship remains elusive, as well as access to resources, services and information.


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