Gender inequality – unfair and sub-optimal
Figure 1 Improving gender policies, boosts GDP
The figure illustrates the positive impact of gender equality on GDP per capita across the EU-bloc from a base year of 2015 through 2050. The green line tracks the increase in GDP with slower progress on gender reforms; the orange line tracks GDP increases with faster reforms.
Source: European Institute for Gender Equality, 2022
Board quotas – a powerful lever
Figure 2: Regulated success – quotas are effective at putting women in board seats
The graphic illustrates the progress when countries take deliberate action to place women on boards either through quotas or targets. Quotas are hard legislative mandates whereas targets are softer recommendations to companies from regulators. Board-gender policies can significantly differ between countries. Please see the OECDs Gender Report for more details on country variations.
Source: OECD Gender Report 2022