Gender Equality Discussion within the G20

Milken Institute, W20, 2020

26 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2020

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Claude Lopez

Reserve Bank of Australia

Oscar Contreras

Milken Institute

Date Written: February 7, 2020


This note discusses W20’s contributions to the gender equality agenda and policies promoted by the G20 and the G20 member states. The first part analyses the progress made by G20 countries on gender equality as framed by W20 recommendations. The assessment focuses on improvements on the main pillars and relies on existing standardized indicators and research reports.3 The second part draws some lessons from the previous analysis, identifying several areas where the W20 Saudi Arabia could help strengthen the overall W20 mission as well as its effectiveness in advancing gender equity at the global level. Finally, the last part of the note identifies three areas of priority for the W20, hence offering some guidance on potential topics of discussion for the W20 Saudi Arabia.

JEL Classification: J7, J8, Z1

Suggested Citation

Lopez, Claude and Contreras, Oscar, Gender Equality Discussion within the G20 (February 7, 2020). Milken Institute, W20, 2020, Available at SSRN: or

Claude Lopez (Contact Author)

Reserve Bank of Australia

65, Martin Place
Sydney, NSW 2000

Oscar Contreras

Milken Institute ( email )

1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States

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