The UN Women gender and economics training manual

This manual on gender and economics is intended to provide basic- and intermediate-level training to development practitioners, including governments and policy and programme staff in international development agencies.

The overall objective of the course is to strengthen the capacity of technical advisors and programme staff on the importance of gender-responsive economic policy. More specifically, the manual

  1. introduces participants to economics in general and presents feminist approaches to macroeconomics, microeconomics and international economics;
  2. exposes participants to critical analyses of global and regional economic trends, including those related to economic crises;
  3. enhances the skills of participants in formulating gender-responsive economic policy for programme implementation, policymaking, and advocacy; and
  4. strengthens the capacity of participants to network with other development practitioners, scholars, and policymakers.

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