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Gender Equality

Despite the progress made during the last few years, the road towards gender equality is still long. What do we know from research about gender equality? Can research help us attain it? and how can gender equality help us achieve other development goals? 

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  • 06 July 2022
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Ensuring access to high-quality education for girls

Education is one of the most powerful instruments for laying the foundations for sustainable growth, reducing poverty and inequality, and improving...

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  • 29 June 2022
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Digital trade: the potential threat to women workers in the Global South

One of the key issues at the 12 th ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization in June was the moratorium on electronic transmissions that...

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  • 01 June 2022
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Putting women at the heart of India’s pursuit of smokeless kitchens

India has long struggled to make its rural kitchens smokeless – but with limited success. This column sheds light on the importance of linking women’...

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  • 07 February 2022
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Gender norms and conflict-induced displacement: evidence from Colombia

Do gender norms shift in situations where conflict forces millions of people to flee their homes? This column reports evidence from Colombia, that...

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  • 15 November 2021
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More women in the labor market: the uncertain impact on equality

Does gender equality in labor market participation bring real equality? This column reports evidence that in some developing countries, it can lead...

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  • 25 October 2021
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Gender inequality in Chad and the impact of Covid-19

In Chad, only half of women participate in the labor force in contrast with nearly three-quarters of men. As this column reports, during the pandemic...

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  • 27 September 2021
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Reshaping economies through women-led businesses and women workers

As the world rebuilds after the pandemic, gender equality and the role of women in the economy have been high on the agenda for policy-makers,...

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  • 21 June 2021
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Women, peace, and development: lessons from post-war Liberia

It is increasingly recognized that effective national rebuilding after civil wars needs to include women at every level. This column reports on post-...

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  • 15 March 2021
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Addressing hidden support for gender inequalities

What can be done to tackle gender inequality in the developing world? This column argues that alongside investments in school and community-based...

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  • 08 March 2021
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Measuring gender attitudes in developing countries

A research agenda that is responsive to issues of gender inequality should recognize the methodological challenges of dealing with gendered patterns...

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