Women’s Economic Empowerment: Navigating Enablers and Constraints

Authored by: Abigail Hunt and Emma Samman

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Economic Participation, Human Development, Political Transitions
Region: No Region
Year: 2016
Citation: Hunt, Abigail and Emma Samman. Women's Economic Empowerment: Navigating Enablers and Constraints. London, UK: Overseas Development Institute, 2016.

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Executive Summary

There is no automatic ‘win-win’ between gender equality and wider development outcomes. Processes of empowerment require complex, multi-layered solutions. This report identifies 10 factors that can enable (or constrain) women’s economic empowerment and outline ensuing policy recommendations.