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D2 am - session 5.1 - Pinar Guven. OECD


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This presentation was made by Pinar Guven, at the 3rd Experts Meeting on Gender Budgeting held at the OECD Conference Centre, Paris, on 19-20 September 2019.

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D2 am - session 5.1 - Pinar Guven. OECD

  1. 1. Gender Indicators & Data Gaps Pinar Guven, Policy Analyst, Public Governance Directorate, OECD 20 September 2019
  2. 2. 2 Top-level political commitment and leadership for a gender-responsive state Overarching gender equality goals National Government Sub-national Governments Non-GOV stakeholders & CSO Collaboration & sharing Multi-level governance Clear goals based on needs help tackle gender inequality
  3. 3. Governance of gender indicators  Linked to gender equality goals  Guide gender-budgeting and other tools  Reflect stakeholder input  Improve planning and implementation  Enable measuring progress  Support accountability
  4. 4.  Indicators developed at the sidelines of routine performance frameworks  Absence of coordination among actors  Little or no buy-in across the government and civil society  Too many indicators / losing focus  Too much focus on output / missing the big picture 4 Mind the pitfalls
  5. 5. Terrible simplifiers EXPECTATIONS REALITY • % of policies and regulations updated following review by gender committee or institution • % change in average number of hours spent on unpaid work by women • Proportion of senior leadership positions held by women • Percent difference in pay between men and women, including by sector • Number of women’s issues discussed in parliament • Share of public employment held by women • Availability of work-life balance practices • Share of companies providing gender-sensitivity training • Number of educational textbooks reviewed for gender stereotypes
  6. 6. Governments also need to expand the use of gender indicators Gender Equality Strategies’ Top Focus Areas • Family-friendly policies • Work-life balance • Economic empowerment • Gender-based violence Gender Equality Economy Education Health Transportation JusticeAgriculture Environment Defense Social Welfare Common Areas of Data Collection • Educational attainment • Health and well-being • Labour participation • Economic status
  7. 7. Communicating data & indicators
  8. 8.  Role of central gender institutions: Facilitating the development of indicators and targets (Example: Ireland)  Role of statistics agencies: Increasing availability and facilitating use of data (Example: Sweden)  Role of center of government: Creating incentives and challenging institutions to make use of evidence; creating incentives (Example: Canada)  Role of gender units: Providing sector specific guidance on using data (Example: Mexico) 8 Who does what? Examples across the OECD
  9. 9. 9 OECD Resources
  10. 10. Thank you