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This report presents an overview of the available data on gender equality in public administration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Countries and territories in the region face challenges similar to those in other regions when it comes to addressing gender equality in public administration. Women are absent at decision-making levels in public administration systems, which tends to perpetuate gender-biased policies, practices and attitudes. There is also a critical lack of data necessary to advocate for change, set policy, and monitor progress towards gender equality goals. These data gaps need to be addressed to establish a global tracking mechanism for women in public administration.