Gender Equality & Empowerment

Women and girls continue to suffer from discrimination around the world. And evidence shows that gender gaps inhibit economic progress and political representation. How can policies be designed to enable equal access and opportunity for women and girls?

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Women and girls continue to suffer from discrimination around the world. And evidence shows that gender gaps inhibit economic progress and political representation. How can policies be designed to enable equal access and opportunity for women and girls?

Highlights

News, events, and insights from our policy-research engagements on female economic, social and political empowerment around the world.

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EPoD researchers identify the leading causes of the mobile gender gap and propose directions for how to reduce it. 

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EPoD co-Director Rohini Pande will receive the 2018 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award for advancing the status of women in economics.

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The EPoD Faculty Co-director explained the gender dimension of investment in visible vs. invisible infrastructure.

Projects

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What obstacles do women face when accessing vocational training in Pakistan?

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Providing a poor rural woman with her own bank account and training her in its use impacts more than just her balance.

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Can Skill India level the playing field and connect young women to work?

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Under a new constitution, Nepal has recently elected representatives to 753 local governments.

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A functioning teacher labor market can generate a virtuous cycle of education and learning.

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Phones are crucial to participating in the modern economy. Yet twice as many Indian men as women own one.