A better understanding of the impact of trade on women cannot be achieved just by further research on particular sectors or firms, or even particular households. It requires a comprehensive framework, both to track how the effects in specific sectors percolate through the rest of the market economy, and to analyse how these effects in the market economy influence, and are influenced by, behaviour in the unpaid household economy where women are the main workers. The main objective of this project was to provide such a framework by constructing a gendered CGE (computable general equilibrium) model. Data sets for Bangladesh and Zambia were used. This report outlines the study background, methods, findings, and dissemination of outputs.
DFID, London, UK, 9 pp.