Yesterday on my blog, I discussed the challenge of identifying the most effective ways to overcome obstacles to women’s economic potential. This was the subject of a meeting of the ExxonMobil roundtable series last week at the Council on Foreign Relations. As I write:
Clearly, more research is needed to understand how best to focus limited resources on improving women’s economic potential. The opportunity is significant: for example, the Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that equalizing access to productive resources between female and male farmers could increase agricultural output in developing countries by 2.5 to 4 percent.
The full post is available here.