Fostering Diversity in Public Management

 

Documentation | Presentations

 

The Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate of the OECD organised two back-to-back events dedicated to fostering diversity in the public service that were held at the OECD headquarters on 1st and 2nd October 2009.


Public employment experts from Arab countries had the opportunity to attend as observers the meeting on “Building a Stronger and Fairer Public Service by Fostering Diversity: Innovative Practices and Future Challenges” on 1st October 2009. Organised within the framework of the OECD Public Employment and Management Working Party, this meeting addressed achievements and challenges encountered by OECD countries to build a representative public service while at the same time guaranteeing a proper supply of skills and competencies required for service delivery. Discussions explored the policy responses developed in some OECD countries to increase the inclusiveness of various under-represented groups within the public service and to use diversity as a strategic tool to improve staff efficiency.


Experts from Arab and OECD countries shared their experiences with integrating the gender dimension in public sector policies and processes at the meeting on “Addressing Gender in Public Management” on 2nd October 2009. Organised within the framework of the OECD-MENA Governance Programme, this meeting addressed the questions of integrating the gender dimension in human resource management, in public budgets, and in regulatory quality frameworks. Representatives from Arab and OECD countries presented the strategies, policies, and initiatives they have developed for introducing gender objectives in the public sector. They reported on achievements and discussed remaining challenges or shortcomings. Discussions examined how and to what extent public administrations allow for the equal participation of women in decision making, foster a gender balanced environment within public management structures and consider the specific needs of women as beneficiaries of public services and policies. Addressing the question of gender in public management is critical for the empowerment of women and for the promotion of good governance. Public policies can promote gender equality and by this means have an impact on social and economic development.

 

 Documentation

 

Meeting on "Building a Stronger and Fairer Public Service by Fostering Diversity: Innovative Practices and Future Challenges"

  • Agenda (English - PDF 194kb)
  • Fostering Diversity in the Public Service (English - PDF 647kb)

 

Meeting on “Addressing Gender in Public Management”

 

 Presentations

 

Meeting on “Addressing Gender in Public Management”

 

Session 1: Personnel policies: Addressing gender objectives in the management of human resources

  • Mr. Mahmoud Shaheen, Deputy Head, General Personnel Council, Palestinian National Authority (English - PDF 132kb)
  • Mrs. Miwa Eto, Administrator, Personnel and Pension Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan (English - PDF 375kb)
  • Ms. Reem Hoseh, Director, Institutional Performance Directorate, Civil Service Bureau, Jordan (English - PDF 952kb)
  • Mrs. Bonita Kleefkens, Diversity Manager, Senior Executive Service, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Netherlands (English - PDF 146kb)


Session 2: Gender-tests of existing and new legislation: Introducing gender analysis into regulatory quality frameworks

  • Mrs. Capitolina Diaz Martinez, Director General for Equal Employment, Ministry for Equality, Spain (English - PDF 179kb
  • Mrs. Fatma Barbouche Dhouibi, Director in charge of the National Programme for the Quality of Administrative Services, Prime Ministry, Tunisia (French - PDF 1,160kb)
  • Mrs. Beate Gangas, Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud, Norway (English - PDF 127kb)
  • Mr. Josef Konvitz, Head of Regulatory Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD
  • Mrs. Rachida Al Hamdani, Head, Women National Committee, Yemen (English - PDF 69kb)

Session 3: Gender responsive budgeting: Integrating the gender dimension in public budgets

Presentations of country case studies

  • Ms. Ayat Abdel Mooty, Head of Equal Opportunities Unit, Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance, Egypt (English - PDF 4,432kb)
  • Mr. Mohamed Chafiki, Director, Directorate for Financial Analysis and Forecasts, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco (French - PDF 348kb)
  • Mr. Jeroen Decuyper, Attaché, Division on Gender Mainstreaming, Institute for the Equality of Women and Men, Belgium (English - PDF 142kb)
  • Ms. Zineb Touimi-Benjelloun, Regional Programme Director for North Africa, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) (English - PDF 1,022kb)

 

Session 4: Wrap-up discussion on achievements and directions

  • H.E. Mr. Chris Hoornaert, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Delegation of Belgium to the OECD
  • Mr. Carlos Conde, Co-ordinator, OECD-MENA Governance Programme, OECD (English - PDF 202kb)
  • Ms. Melanie Fassbender, Administrator, OECD-MENA Governance Programme, OECD (English - PDF 186kb)