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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. Research has also shown that women’s higher propensity to use their earnings and increased bargaining power to buy goods and services that improve family welfare can create a virtuous cycle: female spending supports the development of human capital, which fuels economic growth in the years...
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. This estimate is double that of other studies’ estimations, reflecting the fact that MGI has taken a more comprehensive view of gender inequality in work.
This paper offers a conceptual framework for understanding the gendered pathways through which asset accumulation occurs, including attention to not only men’s and women’s assets but also those they share in joint control and ownership. Unlike previous frameworks, this model depicts the gendered dimensions of each component of the pathway in recognition of the evidence that men and women not only control, own, or dispose of assets in different ways, but also access, control, and own different kinds of assets. The framework generates gender-specific hypotheses that can be tested empirically:...
This article uses a mixed-methods approach to analyse the impact of an integrated agriculture and nutrition programme in Burkina Faso on women’s and men’s assets, and norms regarding ownership, use and control of assets. The authors use a cluster-randomised controlled trial to determine whether productive asset transfers and increased income-generating opportunities for women increase women’s assets over time. Qualitative work on gender norms finds that although men still own and control most assets, women have greater decision-making power and control over home gardens and their produce, and...
This brief is a contribution to the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). It provides an overview of how well members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) are integrating gender equality into their bilateral aid to climate change. KEY FINDINGS In 2013, 29% of DAC members’ bilateral aid to climate change targeted gender equality – representing a total of USD 6.9 billion. Just 3% of aid to climate change targeted gender equality as a principal objective, while 26% targeted gender equality as a secondary objective. Aid...
This report from Food Tank, CARE International and the CGIAR Research program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) demonstrates how inequality determines who eats first and who eats worst, and how this shapes people’s ability to adapt to climate change. The report argues that solutions around food production are not enough, and demands more dialogue and action to address inequality in food systems. To realise food and nutrition security for all in the face of climate change, CARE, CCAFS, and Food Tank make the following recommendations to governments, the private sector,...
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. It is a series of reports on dryland women which includes Land Rights (Thematic Paper 1), Governance (Thematic Paper 2) and Resilience (Thematic Paper 3).  Dryland peoples face significant challenges from environmental, demographic and socio-economic trends, and the added threat of climate change. These challenges are exacerbated by the generic and multi-faceted...
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 land rights. It is a series of reports on dryland women which includes Land Rights (Thematic Paper 1), Governance (Thematic Paper 2) and Resilience (Thematic Paper 3). Women’s land rights and their importance for women’s empowerment and development goals have gained increased prominence in recent years. However, gender inequality in land rights in dryland countries and in ...

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