2014 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development
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2014 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development

Gender Equality and Sustainable Development

Ensuring women’s economic empowerment and access to and control over resources requires an integrated approach to growth and development, focused on gender-responsive employment promotion and informed by the interdependency between economic and social development. Social objectives need to be incorporated into economic policies. Economic growth strategies should give attention to the real economy and focus on creating a gender-sensitive macroeconomic environment, full employment and decent work, access to land, property and other productive resources as well as financial services, and full coverage of social protection measures. The Survey outlines a number of concrete recommendations in these critical areas, which if adopted, will facilitate women’s equitable access to and control over economic and financial resources.
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The imperatives of achieving gender equality and attaining sustainable development were clearly acknowledged in the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development