Does female economic empowerment promote development?

PEGNet Policy Brief, 17 Download PDF

The persisting inequalities women face while entering the labor market, make female economic empowerment a major policy objective for international organisations, local governments, non-profit organisations, researchers, and private companies. However, female economic empowerment should not only tackle those inequalities itself but it is also considered a key element to end poverty and boost economic prosperity. The 17th PEGNet Policy Brief  examines this connection between female economic empowerment and development.


Pooja Balasubramanian
Marcela Ibanez
Sarah Khan
Soham Sahoo


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