The Obama administration has taken some important steps to put women’s economic empowerment at the center of US foreign and development policy, but there’s still plenty of work left to do. Researchers and advocates alike have made the case for why gender equality—and specifically women’s economic empowerment—is critical for achieving economic growth, eradicating extreme poverty, and improving the health, education, and well-being of people worldwide. This blog post turns to concrete ways that the next US administration can promote women’s economic empowerment, thereby maximizing the impact of its development agenda.
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February 29, 2016
Gender Equality as a Private Sector Priority: A Triple Win for Companies, Consumers, and Developing Countries
Last week CGD hosted our first in a series of events focused on “beyond aid” approaches to promoting gender equality.