1887

2009 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development

Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources, Including Microfinance

image of 2009 World Survey on the Role of Women in 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.

English

.

Conclusions and recommendations

The underlying assumption of the global economic policy framework has been that reducing State intervention and increasing global competition would result in a more efficient allocation of resources and higher rates of growth. Inflation control through a combination of tight monetary and fiscal policies has been the overriding objective of macroeconomic policy. Structural policies have focused on the reduction of the role of the State, the promotion of private enterprise, the deregulation of labour markets and the removal of capital controls.

English

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error