GEPA Workshop

Gender Equality in Public Administration: A Global Workshop

The virtual workshop, which took place November 16, 2021, profiled results from the 2021 UNDP-Pitt global report, Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA). The report compiles data and cutting-edge research on progress towards gender parity in the civil service in 170 countries. The workshop brought together scholars and practitioners, with a focus on three research areas:

  1. Glass ceilings that undercut women’s representation in top leadership and senior management positions in the civil service;
  2. Glass walls that limit gender equality across policy areas, with particular attention to environmental ministries; and
  3. Gender inequalities in public institutions tasked with COVID-19 response.

The workshop concluded with a discussion of the path forward towards building more inclusive, participatory and representative institutions.