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September 2020

August 2020

Increasing women’s participation in the labor market to improve the GDP

2020-08-08T06:49:02+00:00

Potential gains in GDP from women's labor market participation Brookings Institution estimates by increasing women's labor market participation to the same rate as advanced economies, Africa would gain 44 million more labor market participants. According to Andinet Woldemichael, [...]

Increasing women’s participation in the labor market to improve the GDP2020-08-08T06:49:02+00:00

July 2020

Entrepreneurial women in Jordan leverage the gig economy during COVID

2020-08-08T06:53:50+00:00

Entrepreneurial women in Jordan leverage the gig economy during COVID A scholar of gender and development shares how leveraging the growing gig economy in Jordan can offer one way forward in changing the perceptions of women entering the [...]

Entrepreneurial women in Jordan leverage the gig economy during COVID2020-08-08T06:53:50+00:00

Legal barriers to women’s participation in the labor market

2020-08-11T07:18:06+00:00

Gender Gaps in Economic Participation and Legal Restrictions Data suggests there is a strong relationship between legal restrictions and labor market participation rates for women across countries. This figure from the IMF, based on a sample of almost [...]

Legal barriers to women’s participation in the labor market2020-08-11T07:18:06+00:00

Where are gender gaps in the workplace?

2020-08-11T06:25:35+00:00

While several companies have invested in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs aimed at empowering women in their own value chain and in their broader consumer/client communities, a report in 2014 from the International Center for Research on Women, Dalberg, and [...]

Where are gender gaps in the workplace?2020-08-11T06:25:35+00:00

WI-HER recommends Duvendack and Mader on financial inclusion

2020-08-08T06:56:14+00:00

Financial inclusion initiatives alone do not lead to empowerment. As Duvendack and Mader show in this systematic review of reviews, financial inclusion had positive effects on women's economic empowerment, but the positive effects were likely due to additional program features, [...]

WI-HER recommends Duvendack and Mader on financial inclusion2020-08-08T06:56:14+00:00

Policies that bring results: Lessons from Sweden’s success in women’s economic empowerment

2020-08-11T07:03:14+00:00

Sweden is one of the most gender-equal societies today, in large part due to the country's feminist government and policies. Even so, a lot still need to be done, including in the business sector, which is still heavily dominated by [...]

Policies that bring results: Lessons from Sweden’s success in women’s economic empowerment2020-08-11T07:03:14+00:00

What does economic empowerment mean in Fiji and Solomon islands

2020-08-11T07:10:25+00:00

While this piece is from 2016, it shares an important perspective; it is important to understand and pursue gender equality and economic empowerment based on context and location. The authors argue against the use of universal definitions of economic empowerment [...]

What does economic empowerment mean in Fiji and Solomon islands2020-08-11T07:10:25+00:00

June 2020

Intersection between women’s economic empowerment and reproductive rights

2020-08-08T06:59:06+00:00

The connections between women's reproductive empowerment and economic empowerment is a recent area of analysis, and evidence over the last five years has been emerging that demonstrates the associations between greater reproductive freedoms and women's increased participation in economic activities. [...]

Intersection between women’s economic empowerment and reproductive rights2020-08-08T06:59:06+00:00
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