The OECD Gender Initiative examines existing barriers to gender equality in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. This website monitors the progress made by governments to promote gender equality in both OECD and non- OECD countries and provides good practices based on analytical tools and reliable data. 

OECD Gender Data Portal

The OECD Gender Data Portal includes selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, governance, health and development, showing how far we are from achieving gender equality and where actions is most needed. The data cover OECD member countries, as well as partner economies including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.


The pursuit of gender equality: An uphill battle

Governments must do more to close gender gaps in social and economic life. This new book presents a range of statistical indicators illustrating gender gaps, with content on education, employment, entrepreneurship, migration, public life, unpaid work and violence against women. The report also highlights recent “best practice” policy initiatives, such as pay transparency measures to reduce gender wage gaps and incentives to get fathers to take parental leave.

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Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)

Led by ILO, UN Women and the OECD, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is a multi-stakeholder coalition to contribute to the achievement of SDG target 8.5 focusing on equal pay between women and men for work of equal value.


Women shaping the digital economy: Cultural and financial barriers and a lack of role models prevent women from reaching their full entrepreneurial potential. Nicola Hazell discusses how women can help create the economy of the future.

International Day of the Girl 2017

On 11 October 2017 (International Day of the Girl) girls took over the positions of hundreds of leaders in sixty countries in an emphatic statement of their power and potential.
The OECD was pleased to take part in this initiative organised by PLAN International, one of the world’s largest development NGOs. Read more...