Might greater gender equality in senior roles help reduce corruption in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine?

Serena Romano

Based on the definitions of “corruption” adopted by major international institutions and of “women in power” adopted by the United Nations, this note focuses on whether a larger number of women in power positions in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine might help reduce corruption in those countries. It also analyses the effect of corruption on poorer women. The note makes reference to the analyses of the linkage between gender and corruption in the main literature, draws some conclusions and proposes a methodology for possible areas of future research.