Gender and development


The OECD Development Centre highlights the central role of discriminatory social norms in perpetuating gender inequalities in non-OECD countries. Work includes looking at the underlying causes of gender inequality through the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) and engaging in a dialogue through the platform Wikigender. The Development Centre produces research linking social norms with a range of development outcomes on a regular basis as well as new research, such as migration and time use.

Welcome to Development Matters, a platform for open and informed discussion on current development opportunities and challenges. 

Measuring social norms


Social norms and global development frameworks


Gender and emerging policy issues


Sharing knowledge and data

Browse the Gender, Institutions and Development Database (GID-DB) and explore the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) to find out more about the underlying drivers of gender inequality.   Producing research to better highlight the linkages between social norms and development outcomes and also advocating for gender equality in the context of the Post 2015 agenda.   Producing new research, including on Migration and time-use.   Wikigender is your web 2.0 platform to share knowledge and data and to participate in online discussions on gender equality and development.