This study was conducted within the framework of UNDP Global Initiative on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) which focuses on (i) Supporting women’s empowerment and expanded participation and leadership in the executive branch of the state; and (ii) Contributing to the availability of up-to-date information on gender equality in public administration and of evidence and analysis to facilitate informed policy and decision-making.
In this specific case study, Romania was chosen for a range of reasons, including its relatively good gender balance in the public administration. The study is based on the literature and national policy documents on the development of national gender equality policies and mechanisms. It also draws on interviews with key figures on: Legislative and administrative changes in the public administration; Gender equality policies and institutions; Roles and mandate of institutions; Advancing factors and obstacles to women‘s equal participation.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.