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    IGC India online event: Women in the economy

    In India women’s labour force participation stands at 20.79%, who are mostly engaged in the informal sector. A report by The Economists stated that only 7% of women in urban India have paid jobs. Existing barriers and challenges are inter-twined across work and household responsibilities and ranges across various factors such as the burden of unpaid care work, lack of job...

    12 March 2021

  • Blog post

    The gendered impacts of COVID-19 in Mozambique: Challenges and way forward

    Despite reducing gender inequalities over the past two decades, COVID-19 threatens to erode Mozambique’s gains as the pandemic’s social and economic consequences disproportionately impact women and girls. To prevent backsliding and continue progress towards gender equality, Mozambique needs greater investments in access to basic services, enhanced social protection...

    4 Mar 2021 | Egas Daniel

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    Vasudha Ramakrishna

    Vasudha Ramakrishna is a research assistant to Professor Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics at Yale University.

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    Soumya Kapoor Mehta

    Soumya Kapoor Mehta is the head of IWWAGE and leads IWWAGE’s efforts to generate, leverage, and synthesize evidence on women’s economic empowerment. She has an experience of nearly 18 years in the development sector, spanning research around gender, women’s empowerment, poverty reduction strategies, social inclusion challenges and policy levers to alleviate them...

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    Shubha Chakravarty

    Ms. Chakravarty is a Senior Economist in the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs Practice in South Asia. She leads operations and analytical work on employment, livelihoods, and skills development with an emphasis on women’s and girls’ empowerment. She previously worked with the Bank’s Gender Innovation Lab in Africa, where she led impact evaluation research and...

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    Sher Singh Verick

    Sher Singh Verick is Senior Employment Specialist with the Employment and Labour Market Policies Branch of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. Prior to this position, he was Manager of the Employment Policy and Analysis Programme (EPAP) of the International Training Centre of the ILO and Deputy Director of the ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and...

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    Balamurugan D

    Balamurugan D is an Indian Administrative Officer with over a decade of experience in the civil services of Indian National Government. A graduate in Agriculture Science and Agri-Management from Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore, he is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS) popularly known as JEEViKA, the...

  • Blog post

    Energy and empowerment in Lebanon: Impact of a reliable energy supply in changing women’s lives

    The effects of poor-quality energy supply are not gender neutral, and fall more heavily on women. New research from Lebanon explores how sustained energy access enhances women’s day-to-day lives and better protects female-headed households. While access to sustainable energy is a necessary development goal for all countries, the co-benefits brought to gender equity should...

    3 Mar 2021 | Ali Ahmad

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Stimuler les investissements dans l’énergie dans les États fragiles

    Il est essentiel d’élargir l’accès à l’énergie dans les contextes fragiles pour que ces milieux puissent se remettre de COVID-19 et échapper à la fragilité. Ce document d’orientation accompagne l’appel à l’action lancé par le Conseil sur la fragilité des États et le G7+ sur le thème “Stimuler les investissements dans l’énergie dans les États...

    2 Mar 2021 | Sarah Logan, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Project Report

    Kanyashree Prakalpa in West Bengal, India: Justification and evaluation

    The Kanyashree Prakalpa introduced by the Government of West Bengal in 2013 is a conditional cash transfer (CCT) scheme aimed at simultaneously reducing under-age marriage and adolescent dropout among girls. This scheme has received widespread recognition at both national and international levels, including the most prestigious award for public services, The United Nations...

    2 Mar 2021 | Arijita Dutta, Anindita Sen