Policy Article

Does female economic empowerment promote development?


  • Pooja Balasubramanian
  • Marcela Ibanez
  • Sarah Khan
  • Soham Sahoo
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The persisting inequalities women face while entering the labor market, make female economic empowerment a major policy objective for international organisations, local governments, non-profit organisations, researchers, and private companies. However, female economic empowerment should not only tackle those inequalities itself but it is also considered a key element to end poverty and boost economic prosperity. The 17th PEGNet Policy Brief  examines this connection between female economic empowerment and development.


Key Words

  • Economic Empowerment