A broad gender perspective is an essential aspect of Argentina’s development agenda. The distributional effects of public policies vary depending on gender, as do other policy impacts. Mainstreaming the gender perspective in public policies produces a significant improvement in the lives of all people, not just women and diversities. 

Creating and strengthening institutional capacities is a fundamental part of this process. In recent years, gender areas or teams have emerged and flourished at different levels of government. These have an unprecedented opportunity to create public policy to reduce or combat gender inequalities and injustices, which our democracy is in dire need of. 

What does this mean in practice? It is often thought that there are no inequalities inherent in policy design and planning, but any activity is susceptible to bias. The gender perspective allows us to shed light on existing inequalities and develop proposals to reduce them.  

We work to strengthen gender mainstreaming in public policy. How? We produce both quantitative and qualitative evidence for the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of public policies with a gender perspective. We seek to strengthen feminist capacities within the state. 

Without a gender perspective, there can be no true development for Argentina.


Paola Bergallo holds a JD from Stanford University and an LLM from Columbia University. She is an associate professor at Torcuato Di Tella University and an adjunct researcher with Argentina’s National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET).
Mariela Magnelli holds an MSc in social policy and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
María de las Nieves Puglia holds a BA in sociology from Salvador University and an MA in social anthropology from the Interdisciplinary School of Higher Social Studies at the National University of San Martín, where she now teaches graduate and postgraduate courses..
María Emilia Cerra holds a BA in international relations from University Torcuato Di Tella and a diploma in gender studies and feminisms from the University of Buenos Aires.
Micaela Fernández Erlauer holds a degree in economics from the UBA and is pursuing an MA in Public Policy Design and Evaluation at the National University of San Martín.
Juan Martín Argoitia holds a BA in international studies and is pursuing an MSc in applied economics from Torcuato Di Tella University.