GrOW briefs: From research to policy

October 17, 2017

How can we improve women’s livelihoods, enabling them to pursue better paid and productive jobs, accumulate assets, and contribute to societal well-being? Fourteen research teams under the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program have been identifying the key barriers to women’s economic empowerment and mapping avenues for change. Using evidence from research conducted in 50 countries around the world, they explore issues such as restrictive social norms, limited access to opportunities, and the lack of recognition of many women’s dual roles as caregivers and breadwinners.

The following GrOW briefs synthesize the findings from this research and offer actionable recommendations for decision-makers in government, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and other spheres of society.

The research aims to identify solutions and ensure that women contribute to and benefit from economic growth.

The briefs focus on three main themes:


Learn more about the GrOW program.