New OECD DAC chair vows to promote gender equality


Devex  | Fri, Mar 8, 2019

by Sophie Edwards


LONDON — The new chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee, Susanna Moorehead, has vowed to make gender equality a major focus under her watch and revealed plans for a new recommendation around ending sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment in the aid sector.

After just two weeks on the job, Moorehead is still in “listening mode,” but she has already identified gender as something she wants to focus on during her time as the head of the body within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that is tasked with setting the rules around official development assistance for its members. This includes 30 of the world’s richest countries who collectively account for about 80 percent of global aid spending.

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