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OECD Development News Alert - Women’s Economic Empowerment


Women’s Economic Empowerment:
A Development Challenge
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, the OECD is launching a Policy Dialogue on Women’s Economic Empowerment in developing countries. The new dialogue will create practical guidance to improve policies and development co-operation towards achieving SDG 5.

This special News Alert brings you: new evidence on gender discrimination in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America; the latest findings on the global economic and social cost of gender inequalities; and fresh analysis on how development aid targets women’s economic empowerment.

Why empowering women can make women and men happier (OECD Development Matters) Girls robbed of their childhood in the Sahel (French - Le Monde Afrique) Gender equality in West Africa: Actions speak louder than words (OECD Insights)




March on Gender  


Share of aid targeting gender equality 



Maps & Facts from West Africa



West African girls are being married off too young Women in parliament: Senegal ranks 7th worldwide but West African women remain under-represented Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


Regional Reports and Working Papers


East Asia and the Pacific Latin America and Caribbean Sub-Saharan Africa
Europe and Central Asia Tracking the money for women’s economic empowerment: still a drop in the ocean The pursuit of happiness: Does gender parity in social institutions matter?


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