According to New Zealand Report on Gender Mainstreaming, New Zealand made various developments in the three areas of the Framework for the Integration of Women in APEC. In Gender Analysis, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MWA) continues to making efforts on strengthen the relationship with Cabinet Office and other departments to improve the impact of gender analysis. MWA thus developed the Gender Analysis Information Pack to enhance the outcome. At present, MWA is looking at further ways to monitor, promote and evaluate the use of the Pack and meanwhile developing a set of priorities for women to construct a long-term Women’s Strategy for the government. A project aiming at examining women’s access to micro-finance is also currently arranged. NZ officials and NGO representatives meet on a regular base to exchange their opinions in this aspect and share information on other gender issues.
In Collection and Use of Sex- Disaggregated Data, gender is a key classifying variable in a Social Statistics Programme. In that case, the final result of the programme will reveal realities about the status of both sexes of different ethnicities. A free access to the majority of the population census data presented by gender and ethnicity is available to the public now. MWA simultaneously addressing the need for gender issues to be reflected in government funded research and evaluation. In addition, unpaid work is a key focus on the ongoing survey undertaken by the MWA.As to the Involvement of Women in APEC, New Zealand has been working on increasing the number of female representatives in WLN, APEC working groups, and ABAC. Further details of Gender Mainstreaming in New Zealand can be found at the website of MWA: http://www.mwa.govt.nz/