by UNDP Europe and Central Asia


Policy Solutions

Policymakers in both the public and private sector have an important role to play when it comes to championing women's equal representation in STEM sectors. Below is a collection of some of the best resources discussing research, strategies, and best practices for policymakers wishing to support progress in this area.


• European Parliament, March 2018, "The underlying causes of the digital gender gap and possible solutions for enhanced digital inclusion of women and girls."

• Harvard, "Gender Action Portal: Technology."

• OECD, 2018, "Bridging the Digital Gender Divide."

• OECD, March 14, 2018, “Empowering women in the digital age: Where do we stand?”

UNCTAD, 2014, "Measuring ICT and Gender: An Assessment."

UNDP, 2021, Harnessing Information and Communications Technologies for gender equality in Europe and Central Asia.”

UNDP, 2019, “Gender mainstreaming in skills development:  Guidance paper and tools.”

UNDP, 2021, “Gender Equality in STEM in Europe and Central Asia region: Contextual analysis.”

UNDP, 2021, Gender Equality in STEM in Europe and Central Asia region: Key barriers to women's advancement in STEM careers.”

UNDP, 2021, Gender Equality in STEM in Europe and Central Asia Region: Recommendations to foster a STEM ecosystem.

UNESCO, August 2020, "Artificial Intelligence and Gender Equality."

UNESCO, 2017, "Cracking the code: girls' and women's education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)."

United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society, International Telecommunications Union, 2019, "Taking stock: Data and Evidence on Gender Equality in Digital Access, Skills and Leadership."

World Bank, 2020, "The Equality equation: advancing the participation of women and girls in STEM."


European Parliament


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United Nations University


World Bank