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.
Table of contents:
Executive summary 11 Chapter 1. Mapping women’s access to public life in OECD countries 15 -Rationale for the study 16 -Study objectives 18 -Methodology and content 19 -References 20 Chapter 2. Women’s leadership in public life 23 -Key findings 24 -Introduction 25 -Access to politics and the political executive 25 -Access to the judiciary 53 -Access to senior civil service 65 -Women’s participation in trade unions and civil society 76 -Key policy recommendations 79 -References 82 -Annex 2.A1. Categories for Table 2.1 93 Chapter 3. Women as public employees 95 -Key findings 96 -Introduction 96 -Public sector employment trends 97 -Gender-sensitive human resources management policies in the public sector 111 -Institutional frameworks for promoting gender balance in the public sector 117 -Policies to promote work-life balance in the public sector 122 -Gender equality and the future of women in public employment 133 -Key policy recommendations 135 -References 137 Chapter 4. Institutional dimensions of gender equality 145 -Key findings 146 -Introduction 147 -Gender equality strategies and action plans 149 -Evidence-based and gender-sensitive policy making 170 -Gender-disaggregated evidence for better policies 176 -Gender impact assessments 183 -Gender-responsive budgeting 190 -Public consultation and stakeholder engagement 196 -Key policy recommendations 198 -Towards a whole-of-government approach to gender equality and gender-sensitive policies 198 -References 201