Posted by Kirsten Newitt

The business case for women’s economic empowerment in the Arab states region

This report, researched and written by Ergon, forms part of the European Union and UN Women joint regional programme “Spring Forward for Women” (2012-2016), and outlines how women’s economic empowerment can be used as a strategic tool to assist policy-makers and companies to reach their growth-related goals. Based on macro-economic trends and case studies, it argues that women in the Arab States region must be recognized as important agents of economic diversification, a key policy priority for the region, and makes a number of recommendations for policy interventions by governments in the region, and for private sector initiatives at enterprise level to promote women’s economic empowerment.