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- Blog Post09 Mar 2017: This week we have a new blog post from Madhushala Senaratne writing ahead of the forthcoming session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).
- DocumentActionAid International, 2016Tax and women’s rights are entwined. How tax is spent and raised matters more for women than men. And there is lots of potential for tax to bring about positive change in women’s lives – at the moment, developing countries give away massive unnecessary corporate tax breaks while services that women need struggle for funding, while at the same time tax could be raised more progressively.DocumentActionAid International, 2017Shifting Power is based on focus group discussions and interviews in communities in seven developing and emerging economy countries where ActionAid is active: Brazil, Haiti, Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. Groups of women were asked how they experience inequality and, most importantly, how they are addressing inequality.Document
Digital financial solutions to advance women’s economic participation: How governments, private sector and development organizations can bring more women into the global economy through digital financial servicesGlobal Partnership for Financial Inclusion, 2015This report outlines the role of digital financial services in improving women’s economic participation, the challenges of increasing women’s access to digital financial services, and the opportunities governments and other sectors have to foster an inclusive global economy in which digital financial services are widely available to everyoneDocument
Resilient markets: strengthening women’s economic empowerment and market systems in fragile settingsCARE International, 2016Women’s economic empowerment in fragile contexts is vital to building the coping strategy of individuals, markets and other market actors to manage crisis and risk.DocumentAsian Development Bank, 2016This report takes stock of 104 inclusive business investments active in 2015 supported by th Asian Development Bank (ADB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Finance Corperation (IFC), and examines 13 of these companies, in depth, on how they contribute to women’s economic empowerment.DocumentOverseas Development Institute [ES], 2016Ten factors that can enable or constrain women’s economic empowerment are identified. In addressing these factors, the development of broad-based coalitions for change at all levels is essential, while scaling up financial resources across relevant sectors is also significant.DocumentSecretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, 2016Improved infrastructure can help women reduce the time women spend on domestic tasks, while enhancing their physical mobility. In addition, the construction of new transport, ICT and energy facilities yields new opportunities for labour market participation.DocumentSecretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, 2016The briefing notes that women are less likely than men to access and use formal financial services, while their financial inclusion is weakened by poverty, discriminatory laws, and technology gaps.DocumentSecretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, 2016Expanding women’s economic opportunities is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.