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  • Event

    Gender and mental health in Bihar and India: Developing tools for effective measurement

    India’s National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) recognizes that mental well-being is an important priority and that much more effort is needed to understand the determinants of mental health. This webinar will share recent research on mental health along various dimensions, including the measurement of mental health through the use of phone surveys, the prevalence of poor...

    10 July 2020

  • Blog post

    Each for equal: Bridging the gender gap and the data revolution

    In 2018, ahead of International Women’s Day, the International Growth Centre (IGC) convened a high-level discussion exploring how we can address the biggest challenges that stop women all around the world from being able to access secure jobs in safe working environments, free from all forms of discrimination and violence. In 2019, we discussed the importance of...

    16 Mar 2020 | Laura Sili

  • Event

    Gender equality and the data revolution

    The innovative use of data has contributed to the women’s movement fighting for equal pay, but there is still a large gap in the availability of quality data measuring the well-being and contributions of women to society, especially in developing countries. Without sufficient high-quality and disaggregated statistics, many women will remain at risk of being invisible...

    5 March 2020

  • Blog post

    Expanding opportunities in India’s labour market: Gender, skills, and migration

    India has one of the youngest populations in an ageing world. By 2020, the median age in the country will be 28 (compared to 37 in China and 45 in Western Europe). Nearly two-thirds of the Indian populace are of working age (between 15 and 64). The question is: will India be able to reap benefits of this ‘demographic dividend’ and fulfil the aspirations of its people,...

    20 Jan 2020 | Ella Spencer, Nalini Gulati

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    How can Skill India improve outcomes for female trainees?

    Skill India is a government programme which includes an initiative aimed at training and linking young women to employment opportunities. Not only are female participants of the programme less likely to accept a job offer than a male counterpart, but they are even less likely to accept one that involves some form of migration. This brief uses existing data to...

    16 Jan 2020 | Soledad Artiz Prillaman, Rohini Pande, Charity Banda

  • Event

    Closing the gender gap: Health, education and economic opportunities

    In India, the gender gap has widened in the recent past. According to the Global Gender Gap (GGG) Report for 2018, the country holds the 108th position for its overall gender gap and 147th on the parameter of health and survival rate. Also, India has been experiencing a trend of de-feminisation of the workforce since the mid-2000s. To stimulate thoughts on this...

    6–7 December 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Addressing challenges of women's mobility in Punjab

    Issues regarding safety and social norms can deter women from using modes of public transport and constrain them from entering the workforce. This video explores three IGC projects in Pakistan that aim to understand the problem and provide solutions for policymakers.

    10 Oct 2019

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Making the workplace work for women

    The traditional economic rationale for increased female labour force participation is that it benefits women directly and society indirectly. A new argument looks at how increased female labour force participation can boost aggregate economic growth and hence, benefit everyone, on average. Yet, several factors hinder women’s productive employment. This Growth Brief...

    8 Oct 2019 | Nalini Gulati, Farzana Afridi, Oriana Bandiera

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Moving up a Gear: Can a free bike help a girl’s education in northern India?

    In 2006, the government of Bihar introduced a scheme that aimed to improve school access and reduce the gender gap in secondary school enrollment by providing girls with a bicycle. This 2012 video - updated for our IGC10 campaign - looks at the results of an IGC study that evaluated the scheme.

    2 Oct 2019

  • Publication - Sub-thematic summary

    Female labour force participation: A summary of IGC research

    This sub-thematic summary highlights the IGC’s research on female labour force participation over the past 10 years. Despite substantial increases in female labour force participation across the world in the last century, the global labour force participation for women stands at 49% in 2018, 27 percentage points below that of men.  The slower decline in women’s...

    30 Sep 2019 | Sivakami Sivakumar , Sudhanshu Sharma