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SPECA Working Group on Gender and Economy

The UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), supported by UNECE and UNESCAP, aims to strengthen subregional cooperation between its member countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

The SPECA Project Working Group on Gender and Economy (PWG) was initiated by the International conference on strengthening subregional economic cooperation in Central Asia and the future role of SPECA (Astana, May 2005). The PWG was established by the SPECA Governing Council (Baku, June 2006).

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are the Co-Chairs of the Working Group.

PWG main objectives:

  • Raising awareness on gender and economy issues policy through policy oriented research, development of gender disaggregated data and capacity building activities;
  • Developing synergies with other SPECA activities.