The Project Working Group (PWG) on Gender and Economy is a subsidiary body within the governing structure of the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA). The member countries of the Programme are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) provide overall support to the Programme.
The SPECA Project Working Group on Gender and Economy was established following the decision of the SPECA Governing Council taken at its first session (Baku, Azerbaijan, 27 June 2006). It works to raise awareness on the interdependency between gender and economy through sharing good practices in mainstreaming gender in economic policies, policy-oriented research and projects as well as developing cross-sectoral linkages and synergies with other relevant areas of the SPECA activities
Terms of Reference
Project Working Group Sessions
Ad Hoc Meeting of the SPECA PWG on Gender and Economy
4 November 2010, Geneva, Palais des Nations