Evidence that barriers to women’s economic participation and
productivity may be stifling opportunities for growth is strengthening.
New knowledge derived from a multilateral research programme – Women’s
Economic Empowerment and Growth in Low Income Countries – will help to
generate and inform policies that promote women’s contribution to
economic growth. Knowledge generation by academic, civil society and
commercial collaborators will be accomplished using conventional
research tools and deductive processes that do not present risks to
climate or environment. Uptake of policies that progress growth through
improved economic opportunities for women could harbour indirect risks
of unwanted impacts on natural resources if not responsibly managed. By
ensuring that WEEG policies and future programmes are formulated to
embrace environment and climate issues in relation to growth,
agricultural production and other enterprises that exploit natural
resources should not be compromised.
Grant, I. Climate & environment assessment: Women&#8217;s Economic Empowerment and Growth in Low Income Countries: a global research Programme (2013-2018). Evidence on Demand, UK (2013) 8 pp. [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12774/eod_hd041.feb2013.grant]