Women have been at the forefront of the pandemic, as healthcare workers, teachers, caregivers, and working parents juggling new responsibilities. Ensuring gender balance in public-decision making has been increasingly highlighted by OECD countries as a key governance issue related to fairness, transparency and inclusive policy outcomes. The composition of public institutions must reflect society if it is to be perceived as legitimate, capable of delivering just policies and upholding equality before the law. Only gender balanced and diverse policy makers can have the know-how to tackle the different needs of citizens. How can we ensure that the COVID-19 crisis provides the wake-up call needed to accelerate and secure lasting change? Join us on 28 April for this important discussion.
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Tackling coronavirus (Covid-19)
What are the impacts and consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on our lives and our societies – and what are some of the solutions we can find to boost our healthcare systems, secure our businesses, maintain our jobs and education, and stabilise financial markets and economies?
60th Anniversary of the OECD
The OECD is marking its 60th Anniversary over the course of 2021 with a series of events. During these unique and challenging times, as the world confronts the worst health, economic and social crisis since the 1930s, the OECD is once again rising to the challenge to support its Member countries and the global community in their response to the crisis and their efforts to foster a strong, resilient, inclusive and sustainable recovery.
Key Policy Responses
The OECD is compiling data, analysis and recommendations on a range of topics to address the emerging health, economic and societal crisis, facilitate co-ordination, and contribute to the necessary global action when confronting this enormous collective challenge.
Thought leaders from the OECD and beyond share their perspectives on the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. What should policy makers and policy shapers do now and for the future? How can we meet this unprecedented health, economic and social challenge, and be greater than the sum of our parts?