Roadmap for promoting women’s economic empowerment

Mayra Buvinic, Rebecca Furst-Nichols and Emily Courey Pryor UN Foundation and ExxonMobil Foundation, 2013; Download publication (open access)

This roadmap assesses the effectiveness of interventions that directly and in the short-term seek to empower women economically by increasing productivity and earnings.

The report is designed to guide actions and investments by the private sector and potential public-private sector partnerships. It was based on eighteen specially-commissioned research studies and reviews and addresses four main categories of employment and economic opportunities:

  • entrepreneurship
  • farming
  • wage employment
  • young women’s employment

The report is available to download in full from the project website, where you can also browse a database of the 136 empirical evaluations that contributed to the findings.

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