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Transitions in late-life living arrangements and socio-economic conditions of the elderly in Egypt, Jordan and TunisiaEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2017Middle East and North Africa’s demographic trends reveal together a growing ageing population and an exceptional growth of the youth population. Increasing elderly population leads to significant consequences for the cost and organisation of health systems.DocumentMigrating out of Poverty, 2016Bangladesh belongs to the top-ten remittance-receiving countries of the world with a yearly earning of US$15 billion. Comprising around ninety percent of the Bangladeshi overseas labour flow, men leave behind their spouses and children due to the high cost of migration and laws within the destination country.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2017Budgeting for the provision of public service for women has gained a lot of interest all over the world. Developing countries have been part of this global trend. Studies on growth found that gender inequality deprives developing countries from boosting growth.Document
Young women and work in Nigeria: how young women, including those with disabilities, can be supported to find employment and earn an incomeNigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, 2017While the current Nigerian government’s commitment to youth employment is evident in the investments being made through these youth employment and empowerment programmes, this study provides further evidence that such schemes lack a gender analysis and responsiveness, which combined with other issues, affect such programmes’ transparency, operational effectiveness, politicisatDocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2017Gender equality is a basic human right that entails equal opportunities for men and women in all facets of life: socially, economically, developmentally and politically.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.