Women's Empowerment

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.

Gender Lens Investing in Asia

Led by Patty Alleman, senior gender advisor for USAID/RDMA, and Joy Anderson, president of the Criterion Institute, this assessment builds on Criterion’s work during the last five years to build the field of gender lens investing. In this assessment, gender lens investing is defined as intentionally integrating a gender analysis into financial analysis to make better investment decisions. As Jackie VanderBrug, senior vice president at U.S. Trust, said, “This is a lens and not a limitation.

Gender and Livelihoods Impacts of Clean Cookstoves in South Asia

This study commissions by The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and conducted in partnership with Practical Action, analyzes the gender impacts of clean cooking solutions on households that have adopted them, as well as women’s current and potential involvement in ICS market systems in each of the three South Asian countries: India, Bangladesh and Nepal.