Posted on: September 18, 2013
The UK’s Department for International Development, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Canada’s International Development Research Centre announce the launch of the jointly-funded research initiative Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW).
- What are the nature and magnitude of barriers to women’s economic empowerment and to closing gender gaps in earnings and productivity? How can these barriers be overcome?
- How do specific patterns of economic growth and types of structural change affect women’s economic empowerment and gender equality?
- How do women’s economic empowerment and gender equality affect economic growth?
Themes 1 and 2 will be explored through innovative new research projects, developed through a competitive call for Outline Proposals, launched on July 25, 2013.
Theme 3 will be addressed through a series of commissioned papers (Evidence Synthesis) analyzing the best-available evidence. A separate call on this theme will be launched soon.