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Expert group meeting: Macroeconomic policies and women’s economic empowerment

Expert group meeting: Macroeconomic policies and women’s economic empowerment
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06 Feb 2018

The expert group meeting on “Macroeconomic policies and women’s economic empowerment” took place on 5-6 February 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

The event brought together more than thirty world-renowned feminist economists to identify a forward-looking research and policy advocacy agenda in the areas of macroeconomic policy and women’s economic empowerment.

The main objectives of the expert group meeting were to:

  • take stock of conceptual frameworks and empirical evidence examining the relationship between macroeconomic policy and women’s economic empowerment,

  • identify critical gaps in the literature for policy research/analysis, and

  • identify ways to strengthen advocacy and partnerships in these areas.

Sessions were structured around 4 key questions: 1) How do we create productive employment and decent work for women?, 2) How do we value care work?, 3) How do we maximize fiscal resources for women’s economic empowerment?, and 4) How do we create political space for advocacy and public policy on macroeconomic policy and women’s economic empowerment?

Among the particular issues discussed were:

  1. which types of growth and labor market strategies can create more productive employment opportunities for women,

  2. how to maximize fiscal space for women’s economic empowerment, and

  3. how to create political space for advocacy and public policy on macroeconomic policy and women’s economic empowerment.

Source UN Women
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Date 06 Feb 2018
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