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2020-03-02 | Policy Brief

Does female economic empowerment promote development?

Balasubramanian, Pooja, Marcela Ibanez, Sarah Khan and Soham Sahoo. 2019. “Does female economic empowerment promote development?.”
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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.

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  • Ibanez, Marcela
  • Other authors:
    Balasubramanian, Pooja
    Khan, Sarah
    Sahoo, Soham