Achieving gender equality is one of the greatest opportunities for economic transformation in Africa. Unfortunately, there is a striking disconnect between the large amount of evidence on the potential impact of gender equality on economic transformation and the minimal progress that has been achieved. Across the continent, women remain heavily overrepresented in the informal sector and so are disproportionally exposed to the risks of informal work. Young women in particular face significantly worse working conditions, limited opportunities for career advancement, and a lack of access to critical resources.
ACET’s Gender Equality program aims to influence African governments to adopt a gender lens when developing and implementing policies for economic transformation and to ensure gender analysis is incorporated in all aspects of economic policymaking. Our research and analysis examines the binding constraints to gender equity and equality and charts the most effective ways to address them in partnership with a wide network of stakeholders.
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Guinea, a country of roughly 12.4 million people with a bank account penetration rate of 15 percent as of 2017, has made modest gains in reducing financial exclusion levels since […]
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The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the Center for Global Development (CGD) are co-hosting this panel discussion on the gendered impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and how to ensure women and girls are not left behind in the path to recovery in Afr...