The OECD’s Gender Initiative is a project to strengthen gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship (the “three Es”) – three key dimensions of economic opportunities.
There are four pillars to the work conducted under the initiative:
The Final Report to the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on the Gender Initiative was presented in May 2012. This followed an Interim Report which was presented at the 2011 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, in May 2011.
The gender report for the MCM 2012 consists of 24 concise policy-oriented chapters of 4-6 pages each, structured in 4 broad gender equality sections on 1) the Economic case, social norms and public policies; 2) Education; 3) Employment and 4) Entrepreneurship.
Chapter topics include: “The economic case for gender equality”, “How to keep young girls and boys in school?”, “Sciences versus Humanities”, “Gender diverse, balanced boards”, “Supporting parents in juggling work and family”, “Characteristics of women entrepreneurs” and “Access to credit”.
Additional outputs on the Gender Initiative will be published during the course of 2012:
The Initiative is a joint effort involving and drawing upon the expertise of many directorates within the OECD. It will be led by the Social Policy Division in the Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS) Directorate; Education Directorate; Statistics Directorate; Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs; Directorate of Public Governance and Territorial Development; Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry; the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development; the Development Centre, and the Development Co-operation Directorate.