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Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Uruguay? A gender perspective

01 July 2015

This report encourages the reader to take into account the complexities of the trade and gender link and its numerous, and sometimes hidden, connections with the micro and macro components of economic and development processes. The research also highlights that Uruguay’s legal framework as well as social norms and stereotypes contribute to the role that women play in the labour market and society. More

Empirical analysis of the trade and gender links: Virtual institute teaching material on trade and gender (Vol. 2)

22 January 2015

The objective of this volume is to explain to readers how to carry out empirical analysis of the impact of trade on gender inequality. More

Unfolding the links: Virtual Institute teaching material on trade and gender (Vol. 1)

22 January 2015

This teaching material explores the consequences of trade for women’s economic empowerment and well-being and the impact of gender inequality on trade. More

Looking at trade policy through a 'gender lens': Summary of seven country case studies conducted by UNCTAD

01 December 2014

This paper presents summaries of the seven country case studies undertaken by UNCTAD during the period 2010-2014 on the topic of trade liberalization from a gender perspective. The case studies are on Rwanda, The Gambia, Lesotho, Cape Verde, Angola, Bhutan and Uruguay. The studies are part of UNCTAD’s activities on trade, gender, and development carried out by the organization in accordance with its mandate. More

Investment by TNCs and gender: Preliminary assessment and way forward

14 October 2014

This report is a preliminary assessment of the gender-specific impact of transnational corporations. It focuses mainly on gender equality, spanning the wage and employment impact of TNCs, and the related potential for women's empowerment. More

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Rwanda? A gender perspective

01 September 2014

The study, Who is Benefiting from Trade Liberalization in Rwanda? A Gender Perspective, attempts to assess the impacts of Rwanda's trade policies on women and examines their role the country's economy. The report found that Rwanda has acknowledged the importance of gender equality and women's empowerment as tools for development and has made remarkable advances in furthering the status of women and girls - especially in education and political participation. More

Trade, Gender and the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Post -2015 Policy Brief No.3)

01 April 2014

The aim of this policy brief is to highlight some linkages between gender and economics, especially trade, in the context of the post-2015 development agenda and propose future targets and indicators for the areas covered by Goals 3 and 8. Indeed, only if women are economically empowered can they benefit from the opportunities arising from expanded trade. In turn, trade can play its role of “enabler” of development if flanking economic and social policies are in place. More

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Angola? A gender perspective.

01 November 2013

This study seeks to explore the impacts of Angola's integration into the world economy mainly as an oil exporter and in particular, to analyse whether there is a gender bias in the effects of trade. More

Trade, gender and development: Advocating inclusive and gender-sensitive economic development on a global level

09 July 2013

This report provides an overview of the work carried out by the Gender and Trade Unit at in the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities in UNCTAD. More

The fisheries sector in the Gambia: Trade, value addition and social inclusiveness, with a focus on women

01 July 2013

This report sets out a detailed analysis of the fisheries sector and its prospects for value-addition and social inclusiveness, with a focus on women. More

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Lesotho? A gender perspective

01 August 2012

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNACTD) aims to contribute to the analysis of the linkages between trade policy and gender equality, and to the related international debate, by looking at specific country experiences. This study is one in a series of case studies that are being conducted by UNCTAD in six developing and least developed countries, namely Angola, Bhutan, Cabo Verde, Lesotho, Rwanda and Uruguay. More

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Cape Verde? A gender perspective

01 December 2011

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) aims to contribute to the analysis of the linkages between trade policy and gender equality, and to the related international debate, by looking at specific country experiences. This study is one in a series of case studies that are being conducted by UNCTAD in six developing countries, namely Angola, Bhutan, Cabo Verde, Lesotho, Rwanda and Uruguay. More

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Bhutan? A gender perspective

01 January 2011

Policies to expand trade and to promote Bhutan´s unique overall goal of maximizing "gross national happiness" should be linked to strategies for educating women and enhancing their positions in society and in the economy, a new United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) study says. More

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