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Gender, youth and urban labour market participation: evidence from the tailoring sector in Kabul, Afghanistan
A. Pain; R. Mallett / Overseas Development Institute 2014
The creation of good jobs and decent work in conflict-affected places is widely seen to generate not just better-off households, but also safer societies and more legitimate states. However, so much of the good jobs agenda is dominate...
Why is fertility on the rise in Egypt? The role of women’s employment opportunities
C. Krafft / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2016
Can declining employment opportunities for women reverse the fertility transition? This paper presents new evidence that the demographic transition has not just stalled, but in fact reversed in Egypt. After falling for decades...
Assessment of women’s livelihood needs in three eco-zones of Bangladesh
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women 2014
Evidently women are more severely affected by climate change and natural disasters because of their social roles, discrimination and poverty. In rural Bangladesh they are specially vulnerable since they are highly dependent on local n...
Africa’s smallholders adapting to climate change: the need for national governments and international climate finance to support women producers
Oxfam 2015
The need for national governments and international climate finance to support women producers Climate change is undermining the ability of African nations to feed themselves. Women smallholder producers are on the front line of deali...
Does microcredit reduce gender gap in employment? An application of decomposition analysis to Egypt
M.E.H. Arouri; N.V. Cuong / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2016
Although gender equality has received a great deal of attention from policymakers as well as researchers, there is still as a large gap between men and women in labor market, especially in Arab societies. ...
M. Huber; M. Zupancic 2016
In 2011, Women for Women International (WfWI) received a three-year grant from Human Dignity Foundation (HDF) for its programme, “Stronger Women, Stronger Afghanistan.” The overall goal of WfWI’s Afghanistan programme i...
Cultivating climate resilience: the Shea value chain
Overseas Development Institute 2016
The economy of Burkina Faso remains relatively undiversified and is strongly driven by the climate-sensitive agriculture sector. Burkinabe agriculture is known to be mostly extensive and not highly productive. Major physical constrain...
Gender, Age and Migration: An extended briefing
J. Birchall / BRIDGE 2016
In many parts of the world, migration has replaced fertility and mortality as the leading agent of demographic change. A person’s gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, sexuality and health or disability shape every stage of the...
Gender at work: a companion to the World Deveopment Report on jobs
World Bank 2013
Globally, fewer than half of women have jobs, compared with almost four-fifths of men. Girls and women still learn less, earn less, and have far fewer assets and opportunities. They farm smaller plots, work in less profitable sectors,...
How do social protection and labour programmes contribute to social inclusion? Evidence from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal
B. Babajanian; J. Hagen-Zanker; R. Holmes / Overseas Development Institute 2014
Today, the positive effects of social protection and labour programmes on core dimensions of well- being such as food consumption and access to health and education are well-recognised. However, less is known about the ability of thes...