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To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, the OECD is launching a Policy Dialogue on Women’s Economic Empowerment in developing countries.

Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Development Challenge
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, the OECD is launching a Policy Dialogue on Women’s Economic Empowerment in developing countries. The new dialogue will create practical guidance to improve policies and development co-operation towards achieving SDG 5.
This special News Alert brings you: new evidence on gender discrimination in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America; the latest findings on the global economic and social cost of gender inequalities; and fresh analysis on how development aid targets women’s economic empowerment.
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Why empowering women can make women and men happier (OECD Development Matters)
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Girls robbed of their childhood in the Sahel (French - Le Monde Afrique)
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Gender equality in West Africa: Actions speak louder than words (OECD Insights)
Events
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March on Gender
Share of aid targeting gender equality
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Maps & Facts from West Africa
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West African girls are being married off too young
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Women in parliament: Senegal ranks 7th worldwide but West African women remain under-represented
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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)
Regional Reports and Working Papers
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East Asia and the Pacific
 
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Europe and Central Asia
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Latin America and Caribbean
 
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Tracking the money for women’s economic empowerment: still a drop in the ocean

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Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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The pursuit of happiness: Does gender parity in social institutions matter?