Women's Empowerment

The Global Gender Gap Report 2015

The Global Gender Gap Index presented in this Report seeks to measure one important aspect of gender equality: the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The Index points to potential role models by revealing those countries that—within their region or income group—are leaders in distributing resources more equitably between women and men, regardless of the overall level of available resources.

Why Grant-making in India Needs a Gender Lens

This whitepaper hopes to serve as a thought leadership piece and guide to help grantmakers realize how adopting a gendered approach will create deeper impact and result in improved returns. It intends to put the onus on the givers (funders) and doers (non-profits) to drive conversation and action on the critical role gender plays in the socio-economic development of India;

“Be bold, do something” Jeannette’s message to businesses on gender equality initiatives at the Responsible Business Forum 2015

Jeannette Gurung was one of the panelists discussing ending poverty in all its forms and achieving gender equality, during the Responsible Business Forum on 4 November in Singapore. 

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Giving credit where it is due: How closing the credit gap for women-owned SMEs can drive global growth

Investing in women and girls is one of the highest return opportunities available in the developing world, as a wide range of economic research shows. This study by Global Markets Institute demonstrates that bringing more women into the labor force can significantly boost per capita income and GDP growth.

The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women's Equality can add $12 Trillion to Global Growth

This McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, The power of parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth, explores the economic potential available if the global gender gap were to be closed. The research finds that, in a full-potential scenario in which women play an identical role in labor markets to men’s, as much as $28 trillion, or 26 percent, could be added to global annual GDP in 2025.

Achieving Dryland Women's Empowerment: Environment Resilience and Social Transformation Imperatives

This study was commissioned by the UNDP Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GPCNairobi) and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in order to explore issues of dryland women’s resilience.