It's Time to Hurry History on Women's Economic Equality

by Amanda Ellis

East-West Wire

Publisher: Honolulu, HI: East-West Center
Publication Date: 25 August 2017
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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An estimated 70 percent of women-owned small enterprises in developing countries lack access to the financing they need to grow their business, create jobs, and contribute to economic growth. And yet recent research demonstrates that a whopping $28 trillion could be added to the global economy by 2025 if all countries bridged the gender gap. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde agrees that “the focus on gender equality is an ‘economic no-brainer.’”