Women's Leadership in Public Life:
Fostering Diversity for Inclusive Growth
2-4 April 2014, OECD Conference Centre, Paris
Registration is open to the public by contacting: email@example.com
This Global Forum will provide a unique opportunity to engage with leading actors from government, parliaments, justice institutions, civil society and business worldwide, to explore concrete actions on the following challenges:
- Closing gender gaps in public life
- Strengthening women’s voice
- Increasing the inclusiveness of policy making and programme delivery
Women’s participation in economic and public life, including having a say in decisions that affect their lives, plays a key role in economic growth, equitable governance and public trust from the community level to policymaking circles.
Gender diversity for economic growth and development
Fully leveraging women’s talent and leadership in the global economy, politics and society strengthens a country and region’s development potential. Indeed, equal access of both men and women to economic opportunities, including in the public sector -- often the biggest national employer -- contributes to more equitable sustainable economic growth.
Greater diversity = more public trust
When public decision-makers closely represent the societies they serve, they enjoy greater public trust, and focus more on issues such as human development, gender-based violence and public service delivery. Only when government policies, from education and health to job creation and finance, integrate diverse perspectives by listening to both men and women can they generate inclusive outcomes and enable equal access to economic and social opportunities.
The OECD Global Forum on Public Governance
The OECD Global Forum on Public Governance is a key outreach activity of the OECD Public Governance Committee. Its objectives are to:
- Identify and address the strategic challenges faced in modernising public governance, particularly when aiming to strengthen trust in public institutions and their capacity to adapt to new challenges.
- Generate dialogue and enhanced learning in order to achieve more coherent and effective policies, and to raise the integrity, quality and performance of public institutions and services.
- Discuss and promote key elements of a good governance framework.
The discussions at the Global Forum will provide input to the OECD Gender Initiative, the OECD Development Strategy and the Organisation’s contribution to the 2015 Millennium Development Goals on Gender Equality.
More information on the agenda is available in the Global Forum flyer.