Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment
Expanding women’s economic opportunities benefits both women and society. Documented benefits include greater investments in children, reduced poverty for all and, perhaps most consequentially, enhanced aspirations for the next generation of girls and women. While these many benefits are well understood, much less is known regarding the most effective development interventions to empower them economically. To put it more simply, what works best to increase women's productivity and earnings in developing countries?