Economy / Employment - - MENA region

Helpdesk Research Report: Women's economic role in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

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The report provides an overview of current available data of women’s economic role in the MENA region. It summarises the main themes from recent policy-oriented literature on the factors that constrain or promote women’s economic empowerment. It examines the legal framework and the barriers to women economic participation, concluding with some recommendations for governments and donors on the issue.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Claire Mcloughlin
  • Publishing house : Governance and Social Development Resource Center (GSDRC)
  • Publication date : 2013
  • Number of pages : 26
  • Language : English


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