Revisiting What Works: Women, Economic Empowerment

Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment

Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment

Designing and implementing effective interventions to advance women’s economic opportunities is a challenge. This session presents highlights from a major report, “Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment.”


A Gender and Development Seminar Series event

The report, Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment, a collaboration between the UN Foundation and the 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 WDR 2012 on Gender Equality and Development.

Mayra Buvinic
Senior Fellow, UN Foundation and Lead Author of the Report

Markus Goldstein
Practice Leader, AFR Chief Economist Office, World Bank Group, contributing author to Roadmap Report studies

Jeni Klugman
Director, Gender & Development Group, World Bank Group