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D2-AM - Session 5.2 - Helena LOF & Lina NILSSON, Sweden

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This presentation was made by Helena Lof and Lina Nilsson , 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 5.2 - Helena LOF & Lina NILSSON, Sweden

  1. 1. Indicators and follow-ups - monitoring the Swedish national gender equality policy goals OECD, Paris, 20 September 2019 Lina Nilsson, Deputy director, Division for gender equality, Ministry of employment Helena Löf, Gender statistics expert, Statistics Sweden Arbetsmarknadsdepartementet 1
  2. 2. • Gender budgeting • Gender equality policy goals • How to measure progress • Sex-disaggregated data • Performance indicators • Quantitative follow-ups Agenda Arbetsmarknadsdepartementet 2
  3. 3. Arbetsmarknadsdepartementet 3
  4. 4. • A gender perspective in the budget is essential to advance gender equality and realize gender equality policy goals • Economic policy in Sweden should support the advancement of gender equality through policy prioritization and resource distribution • “Smart economics” - more efficient policy and use of resources, part of the solution to many challenges • Budget work must consider gender equality from the outset in the process so that policy is designed and implemented with a gender perspective Gender Budgeting Ministry of Health and Social Affairs 4
  5. 5. 1. Government decision and strong political commitment 2. Instructions at operational level for budget work 3. Capacity Building 4. Indicators and follow-ups to measure progress 5. Lessons-learned for further development and enhanced implementation 6. Communication (internal/external) Gender Budgeting in the budget bill Ministry of Health and Social Affairs 5
  6. 6. National Gender Equality Policy Goals Overarching goal: • Women and men are to have the same power to shape society and their own lives Six sub-goals: • Equal division of power and influence • Economic gender equality • Gender-equal education • Equal distribution of unpaid housework and provision of care • Gender-equal health • Men's violence against women must stop 6
  7. 7. 1. Performance indicators in the budget bill to follow up on the gender equality policy goals. 2. Statistics Sweden's annual quantitative follow- up. 3. Yearly appendix to the Budget Bill: “Economic Equality Between Women and Men” 4. Report on resource distribution between women and men in government reform work. 5. The Swedish Gender Equality Agency follow-up, analyse & evaluate measures How to measure progress Arbetsmarknadsdepartementet 7
  8. 8. Persons aged 16-84 refrained from going out in evenings because of fear of being subjected to crime 1980-2016 Source: Living conditions Surveys, SCB 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 1980-81 1986-87 1992-93 1998-99 2004-05 2007 2012-13 Procent
  9. 9. Persons aged 16-84 refrained from going out in evenings because of fear of being subjected to crime 1980-2016 Source: Living conditions Surveys, SCB 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 1980-81 1986-87 1992-93 1998-99 2004-05 2007 2012-13 Women Men Total Procent
  10. 10. Disaggregated by sex • Women and men, girls and boys, should all be visible in the statistics • All statistics related to individuals must be collected, analyzed and presented by sex • Sex should be a primary classification throughout the statistics
  11. 11. Sex-disaggregated data Employed persons aged 20-64 who have been absent for part of/entire week by reason Proportion (%) of all Source: Labour Force surveys (LFS), Statistics Sweden
  12. 12. Gender Statistics Employed persons aged 20-64 who have been absent for part of/entire week by reason Proportion (%) of all Source: Labour Force surveys (LFS), Statistics Sweden
  13. 13. Gender statistics as a follow-up tool • The need for a follow-up system occurred when it was difficult to assess if the measures of the gender equality policies had any effect • In 2008 Statistics Sweden was instructed by the Swedish government to conduct a feasibility study on further developing the gender statistics in Sweden
  14. 14. The missions final report • Most of the statistics that were needed already existed, but it was not presented in such a way that the gender equality aspects was visible. Also, the statistics was not always presented in a cohesive manner, which made it difficult for users to find.
  15. 15. The follow-up system to day • 173 indicators for monitoring the national gender equality policy goals • 35 of the indicators have been selected as primary indicators, which are used for the annual monitoring of gender equality in the budget bill • Official statistics • Relevance • Continuity
  16. 16. Indicators
  17. 17. Indicators
  18. 18. Statistics Sweden's annual quantitative follow-up of sex- disaggregated statistics and gender equality analysis in the budget bill BP 2012 BP 2016 Numbers Andel (%) Numbers Andel (%) Total number of tables and charts 269 392 Tables and charts that meet the requirement 109 41 256 65 BP 2019 Numbers Andel (%) 430 292 68
  19. 19. Offical documents that meet the requirement 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Procent Committee terms of reference Legislative proposals Swedish Government Official Reports Ministry Publications Series Explanatory memorandum Government communications
  20. 20. Population development in Sweden Women are over- represented Women are under- represented
  21. 21. But there is a perfect number of men everywhere?!
  22. 22. Thank you! Questions? Please Contact us at: Helena Löf Statistics Sweden Helena.Lof@scb.se Phone: +46 10-479 67 64 https://www.scb.se/en/ Lina Nilsson Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden E-mail: lina.nilsson@gov.se Phone: +46 8- 405 92 01 https://www.government.se/government-policy/a-feminist-government/ Arbetsmarknadsdepartementet 22

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