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RG-T3474 : Gender Equality As An Engine Of Economic Growth

Project Status: Implementation

The objective of this Technical Cooperation (TC) is to develop a research and public policy agenda that encourages the elimination of barriers and disincentives for female labor force participation in Central America, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti (CID), which would result in a greater and more inclusive economic growth. The TC will study and propose incentives and solutions to this problem in three relevant areas: i) labor market, ii) education and technical training, and iii) family and social environment. Gender equality is considered a social objective in most CID countries, but the degree of priority has varied from country to country. This TC seeks to promote this agenda and provide evidence to policymakers that empowering women is not only morally correct, but it also makes economic sense. The goal is, on the one hand, to contribute to the literature on the impact of reducing gender gaps on economic growth and, on the other hand, to propose a cross-cutting policy agenda aimed at eliminating the obstacles that marginalize women from the economic system and perpetuate the economic gender gap with the objective of promoting inclusive growth.

Project Detail

Project Number
RG-T3474
Approval date
August 01, 2019
Project Country
Regional
Project Sector
SOCIAL INVESTMENT
Project Subsector
GENDER EQUALITY & WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT
Project Type
Technical Cooperation
Environmental and social impact category
C
Project Status
Implementation
Operation Number
ATN/OC-17482-RG

Financial Information

Project Number
RG-T3474
Project Status
Implementation

IDB Financing

Financing type
TCN
Fund
Ordinary Capital
Reporting currency
USD - United States Dollar
Reporting date
Aug/10/2020

Roles & Responsibilities

Contract signature date
Aug/01/2019

Project Information

Total Cost
USD 800,000
Country counterpart financing
USD 0
Amount
USD 800,000

Approved

Title
Type
Project Number
Date Published
TC Document
RG-T3474
August 26, 2019