A Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment

Authored by: Mayra Buvinic, Rebecca Furst-Nichols, and Emily Courey Pryor

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Economic Participation, Human Development, Political Transitions
Region: No Region
Year: 2015
Citation: Buvinic, Mayra, Rebecca Furst-Nichols, and Emily Courey Pryor. A Roadmap for Promoting Economic Empowerment. New York: United Nations Foundation, 2015.

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Executive Summary

Expanding women’s economic opportunities benefits both women and society. Documented benefits include greater investments in children, reduced poverty for all and, perhaps most consequentially, enhanced aspirations for the next generation of girls and women. While these many benefits are well understood, much less is known regarding the most effective development interventions to empower them economically. To put it more simply, what works best to increase women’s productivity and earnings in developing countries?