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Investing in early childhood education and care in Kyrgyz Republic: An assessment of care deficits, costs and impact on employment, gender equality and fiscal returns

Thursday, April 25, 2019

This study contributes to the policy debate on early childhood education and care (ECEC) expansion in the Kyrgyz Republic, and shows an estimated cost of providing universal childcare, it’s employment impact on men and women, as well as the tax revenue implication from the increased employment. The report argues that access to quality, formal ECEC plays a crucial role from the perspective of children as beneficiaries and parents as primary providers of care.

Gender equality and inclusive growth: Economic policies to achieve sustainable development

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

This publication shows that economic growth is an inherently gendered process and that gender-based inequalities can, in fact, be barriers to shared prosperity. It argues that, for growth to be gender-equitable and truly inclusive, the pattern of growth must create decent work and productive employment for women and men. This would require policymakers to rethink the role of macro-level economic policies, including trade, industrial, macroeconomic, finance, and investment policies.

Promoting women’s economic empowerment: Recognizing and investing in the care economy

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Women shoulder a disproportionate share of unpaid work around the world, and gender imbalances in the distribution of care work constitute a root cause of women’s economic and social disempowerment. This paper aims to identify the policy and programmatic entry points and the key tools involved in transforming the care economy so as to promote gender equality, human development, and inclusive and sustainable growth.

Cabo Verde: Country gender profile

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

This comprehensive gender analysis of Cabo Verde will guide UN Women and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in assisting the Government to integrate and mainstream gender issues to maximize efforts for both gender equality and poverty eradication.

Homework, gender and inequality in global supply chains

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

This discussion paper reviews literature on homeworkers in global supply chains from 2000 to 2017. The review was guided by the following questions: What are the vulnerabilities of homeworkers in global supply chains? What mechanisms exist to provide legal and social protections for homeworkers and to secure their livelihoods? How have homeworkers made gains through organizing and agency, and what challenges do they continue to face in this area?

The UN Women gender and economics training manual

Sunday, October 1, 2017

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.

Macroeconomic policy and women’s economic empowerment

Friday, September 1, 2017

How macroeconomic policies are designed and implemented is recognized as crucial to advancing women’s economic empowerment. This discussion paper highlights why it is important to have in place a gender-responsive economic environment.

UN Women policy brief series

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The UN Women policy brief series synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on key policy areas around gender equality and women’s rights in an accessible format. The series aims to bridge the research and policy divide by identifying issues that require urgent policy attention and propose a set of suitable measures to address them.

Why macroeconomic policy matters for gender equality

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on creating an alternative macroeconomic agenda that is rights-based and gender-responsive. It draws on key findings of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women 2015–2016.

Enabling Women’s Contributions to the Indian Ocean Rim Economies

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

This report identifies some of the key trends and critical issues for the Indian Ocean Rim Association Member States to address in support of women’s substantive gender equality and economic advancement. It provides an overview of existing data on key aspects of women’s economic empowerment in Indian Ocean Rim countries using publicly available and comparable data.

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

Wednesday, July 1, 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.

Gender and financial inclusion through the post

Monday, June 29, 2015

This paper investigates the extent to which financial services offered through posts may serve women in the developing world better than financial institutions (FIs). We find evidence that posts do seem to include women to a greater extent than FIs. We conclude that a more deliberate attempt at the financial inclusion of women by postal operators has the potential to yield even more success in this regard.

Gender, remittances and asset accumulation in Ecuador and Ghana

Monday, June 1, 2015

This study constitutes a pioneering effort to measure whether women accumulate physical and financial assets as either remittance managers or migrants themselves. Based on household asset surveys in Ecuador and Ghana, the authors find that women have fared as well as men in their ability to acquire assets through remittances or savings earned abroad, but overall, a relatively small share of migrant households are able to accumulate assets, a finding requiring the attention of policymakers.

Shocks, assets and social protection: A gendered analysis of Ecuador, Ghana, and Karnataka, India

Monday, June 1, 2015

This study explores the shocks experienced by households and the coping strategies employed by them in Ecuador, Ghana and Karnataka, India. It emphasizes the role of assets, showing how these may be directly lost as a result of a shock or may be used as part of a coping strategy. It finds that women and men living in the same household may experiences shocks differently and use different coping strategies.

Engendering the investment climate

Monday, March 30, 2015

Achieving the SDGs needs high levels of private and public sector investment. This paper demonstrates that gender relations and the distribution of unpaid care work affect and are affected by the investment climate. The paper offers a set of policy conclusions that would promote a gender-equitable investment climate.

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

Thursday, January 22, 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.

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

Thursday, January 22, 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.

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

Monday, December 1, 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.

Investment by TNCs and gender: Preliminary assessment and way forward

Tuesday, October 14, 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.

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

Monday, September 1, 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.

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