Gender equality and development


  • Priorities for financing gender equality in the SDGs

    Governments from all regions of the world have placed a high priority on achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls as a central ambition of the post 2015 sustainable development agenda. Ambitious financing will be needed to turn political aspirations into a reality.

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  • Financing UN Security Council Resolution 1325

    Greater political attention at the international level has contributed to a rise in aid in support of gender equality in fragile states and economies. However, financial resources fall short of political commitments and the translation of women, peace and security commitments into progress on the ground remains a challenge.

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  • Gender equality in the post-2015 agenda and the SDGs

    Find out how the GENDERNET is supporting the effective implementation of the SDGs and other global commitments on gender equality and women's rights.

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The DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) is the only international forum where experts from development co-operation agencies meet to define common approaches in support of gender equality and women's rights.

Development effectiveness
and gender equality

We develop strategies for effective and result-driven aid dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Techniques for gender-responsive public financial management can both strengthen gender equality and enhance economic growth. Our series of briefs delve into the what, why, where and how of making the most of aid to strengthen gender equality.

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gender equality

In 2012-2013, DAC members committed USD 26 billion on average per year to gender equality and women's rights. This represents 30% of total bilateral aid allocated by sector. See our latest analyses on aid in support of gender equality and women's rights.

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The DAC gender equality
policy marker

The OECD tracks aid in support of gender equality and women’s rights using the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) gender equality policy marker. By identifying gaps between policy commitments and financial commitments, the marker strengthens transparency and accountability in donor financing for gender equality and women’s rights.

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