Author: Cornelia Stuta, Anja Heimann, Nicola Duell, Chris Thoung, Hector Politt

Client: Regional Cooperation Council

Publisher: Regional Cooperation Council

Year: 2021

Language: English

The purpose of this study is to shed light on the labour market situation of women, assess the economic benefits of women empowerment in the WB6 economies and recommendations for the way forward. Using gender disaggregated data, a comprehensive analysis of the current situation of gender equality and women empowerment in the WB was performed. The economic benefits of gender equality measures were estimated. The economic empowerment of women was measured using a women empowerment index. The study also contains stocktaking and assessment of key policy areas and measures to reduce gender inequality in WB6 and promote economic empowerment of women.

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