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Country Summary A regional overview of the Pathways to Gender-Inclusive Economic Development in SSA study. As in much of the world, women’s contributions are often unrecognised, undervalued, and underpaid. This report examines women’s involvement in various sectors across 13 SSA countries.

Key Takeaways From The Report

gender_femaleGrowth (2).svgAcross many sectors in SSA, women remain concentrated in low-paid (or unpaid) roles with few opportunities for diversification, expansion or advancement.

gender_womenMoney (1).svgInterventions that do not target women often have fewer or less equitable benefits, due to the structural, normative and individual barriers that women face. 

gender_economicGrowth (1).svgGender-inclusive economic development interventions can contribute to women’s economic empowerment while fostering their  autonomy, social connections, and decision-making capacities. 

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Gender-inclusive interventions can also lead to greater and more inclusive economic growth for the broader economy.




Study Overview: Collaborative Effort to Promote Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE)

Euromonitor International’s Global Project Manager, Dr. Bolutife Onaneye, describes the origin, rationale, methodology, and potential next steps for the multi-donor “Pathways to Gender-Inclusive Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Sectoral Analysis” gender study.

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