Gender equality and development

Economic empowerment and finance


Women’s economic empowerment increases the wealth and well-being of the entire population. Women are, however, less likely than men to have access to credit, resources, and education. Women are also more likely than men to be in vulnerable jobs in the informal sector, to be underemployed or without a job, in addition to carrying out unpaid work in households. The recent financial crisis had serious, widespread impacts on the economy. Although women were at the centre of the crisis, they are at the same time economic actors and producers, essential for mitigating the negative effects of the crisis. The practice notes in this section cover issues such as how development programmes can ensure that women as well as men benefit from employment creation, investments in infrastructural programmes and access to credit.

Gender Justice in Trade Policy : The gender effects of Economic Partnership Agreements (One World Action), pdf, 909,83Kb

Background paper : Gender Equality and Pro-Poor Growth (Sida, 2010), pdf, 446,68Kb

Quick Guide to What and How : Unpaid Care Work (Sida, 2010), pdf, 305.08 Kb

Improving Gender Targeting of Public Expenditures (World Bank, 2009), pdf, 116.30 Kb

Inspiring Initiative : Amhara Region Women Entrepreneurs Association, Ethiopia (Sida, 2010), pdf, 316.58 Kb

Inspiring Initiative: Public Expenditure Review, Moldova (Sida, 2010), pdf, 362.7 Kb

Institutional Requirements for Gender-Sensitive Budgeting (GTZ, 2009), pdf

Gender & Taxation: Why care about Taxation and Gender Equality (GTZ), pdf, 533 Kb

Gender & Trade: Gender Matters when We Talk about Trade (GTZ), pdf, 300 Kb

Making Budgets Gender-Sensitive: A Checklist for Programme-Based Aid (ADA),
pdf, 261 Kb

Economics and Finance: Economic Reporting (AusAID, 1997), pdf, 444 Kb

Economics and Finance: Infrastructure (AusAID, 1997), pdf, 365 Kb

Enterprise Development: Micro-credit (SIDA, 1998), pdf, 361 Kb

Employment, Labour, Social Affairs (SIDA, 1998), pdf, 363 Kb


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