OECD study: Slovenia has the highest share of women in senior positions in the public sector
In Slovenia, the share of women in senior positions in the public sector was just over 57% in 2021, putting the country at the top of the OECD rankings.
The Minister of Public Administration, Sanja Ajanović Hovnik, responded on Twitter that Slovenia also ranks first because it has a strong public sector.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) produces a biennial report, “Government at a Glance”, which compares OECD countries with regard to various public sector services and functions. One of the areas covered in the study is gender (mis)representation in the public sector. According to the study, equal representation of women and men is a key indicator of progress towards gender equality and diversity.
At the OECD level, more women than men were employed in the public sector, but more could be done to achieve a more equal gender representation in senior positions, the study concludes. In 2021, the share of women in senior positions was 40.8% at the OECD level. In Slovenia, the share was 57.1%, placing the country at the top of the gender equality ranking.
Minister of Public Administration Sanja Ajanović Hovnik responded on Twitter that Slovenia also ranks first because it has a strong public sector. "After-school classes for children in primary schools, which are practically unique in the European area, contribute significantly to female employment," she added.