Senior Fellow, UN Foundation and Lead Author of the Report
Practice Leader, AFR Chief Economist Office, World Bank Group,
contributing author to Roadmap Report studies
Director, Gender & Development Group, World Bank Group
Designing and implementing effective interventions to advance women's economic opportunities is a challenge. This session will present highlights from a major new report, A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment.
The report, a collaboration between the UN Foundation and ExxonMobil Foundation, identifies proven, promising, and high-potential interventions to promote women's economic advancement and increase women's productivity and earnings worldwide. It also looks at the cost effectiveness and sustainability of programs to provide a new framework for how best to empower women. The report particularly focuses on four categories-entrepreneurship, farming, wage employment, and young women's employment-identified as priority areas in the World Development Report 2012 on Gender and Development.