Development cooperation ,08.03.2013

Gender at the OECD Development Centre


OECD Development Centre has created a variety of databases, including Wikigender, SIGI and GID-DB, to promote Gender Equality. With the developed databases and analytical tools they aim to contribute for improved gender-related policy discussions and enhancing the quality of gender mainstreaming efforts. The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) measures how social institutions – defined as social norms, practices and formal and informal laws – impact on gender equality. The Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base (GID-DB) which concentrates on the status and significance of social institutions, and the networking forum Wikigender, the Centres actitivities already have an important role in the international gender equality work. During the 2011-2012 project cycle the Development Center redesigned and launched the Wikigender platform, where gender editors from 170 countries create on average 50 new articles each month. Other achievements for the period are, for example, updated country pages, Wikigender University and partnering with UNFPA on an online conversation on UNSCR 1325. In the coming years the Development Centre will , for example, continue investing in research on social institions and dvelopment of tools, more systematic in-country engagement as well as networking, policy dialogue and information sharing. Further, the Development Centre's gender team (DEV) and the DAC Network on Gender Equality secretariat (Gendernet) work in close collaboration to promote gender equality, and facilitate South-South learning between three countries where SIGI pilots are taking place. Third edition of the SIGI will be launched in 2014.

Funding decision  08.03.2013

200 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Women’s equality organisations and institutions 100%

Funding channel

Tal yhteist ja kehityksen järjestö



Code for the object of funding