Inclusive growth: Impact of women’s participation on Nigeria’s macroeconomic performance

Despite strong economic growth, Nigeria has not been able to address gender inequality. To examine the consequences of this imbalance and inform steps to promote women’s economic empowerment, Policy Development Facility Phase II commissioned a desk review. This report uses examples from India, Japan, Rwanda and Peru to establish links between women’s participation in economic activity and economic growth and relate the results to Nigeria. This is followed by an analysis of the legal and socio-cultural barriers to the economic participation of women in Nigeria, and key recommendations to ensure inclusive growth.

Resource type: Report
Sector: Gender
Year: 2019

File type: PDF

Number of pages: 54

File size: 1.0 MB