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  • Blog post

    Women’s mobility and labour force participation in Karachi: Some preliminary observations

    Pakistan has the lowest female labour-force participation rate in South Asia[1] and urban areas perform especially poorly[2]. Distinct patriarchal norms interlinked with migrant status can affect women’s autonomy and thus labour-force participation in different ways. Recently the Collective for Social Science Research conducted fieldwork for the IGC supported project...

    7 Jun 2019 | Natasha Ansari

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    IGC Quick Clicks: Where are all the female economists?

    “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders,” once said Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. Hopefully, yes. But today, this is not true in most fields and definitely not in economics. Why is this and how can we change it? Over the last few years, we have witnessed an uproar in many parts of the world. Women have...

    1 Mar 2019 | Nidhi Parekh

  • Case Study: Firms

    Increasing women’s participation in the workforce

    Our research indicates that access to education, finance, and transportation can help increase women's independence and participation in the labour force.

    27 Feb 2019

  • Event

    Balance for better: Advancing women’s political leadership

    Studies suggest that when women serve as political leaders, governments are not only more inclusive but also are better at delivering public services. In India, IGC researchers find that women legislators are less likely to be corrupt and more efficient at completing projects. However, from the local to the global level, women’s leadership and political participation...

    6 March 2019

  • Blog post

    Are women politicians good for economic growth?

    There has been a phenomenal global increase in the proportion of women in politics in the last two decades. We find that constituencies that elect women experience significantly higher growth in economic activity through the electoral term than similar constituencies that elect men.

    4 Dec 2018 | Sonia Bhalotra

  • Event

    Women, institutions, and entrepreneurship

    IGC in collaboration with the Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) is pleased to invite you to join our Lead Academic Professor Nava Ashraf for a public discussion on Women, institutions, and entrepreneurship: What can we do to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs. Prof. Ashraf is presenting her groundbreaking work on the role of institutions in promoting...

    14 November 2018

  • Blog post

    World’s first development impact bond

    About three years ago, an experiment in the financing and delivery of a programme aimed at increasing girls’ school enrollment and achievement began in Rajasthan, India. In this rural area, where agriculture is the main form of subsistence, one in 10 girls aged 11-14 are kept out of school, for reasons such as contributing to the family income or caring for siblings. A...

    3 Oct 2018 | Izzy Boggild-Jones, Emily Gustafsson-Wright

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Political party organisation and women’s empowerment: A field experiment in Ghana

    4 Jun 2018 | Nahomi Ichino, Noah Nathan

  • Project

    Women’s political empowerment in Ghana

    This study encouraged women’s participation in grassroots politics in Ghana and then study the effects of greater women’s participation on local political and economic outcomes. The randomised field experiment with a civic education intervention was conducted in partnership with Ghana’s National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE). The study found common...

    4 Jun 2018 | Nahomi Ichino, Noah Nathan