Women20 for the G20: 2017 Inaugural Asia-Pacific Dialogue

by Amanda Ellis and Marianne Dutkiewicz

Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Publication Date: 2018
Binding: paper
Pages: 20
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Research demonstrates as much as $28 trillion could be added to the global economy by 2025 if all countries bridged the gender gap—a magnitude equivalent to the combined US and China economies today. As Asia-Pacific G20 members represent close to two-thirds of global GDP, a focus on this region is critical for meaningful progress on women's economic equality. In 2017 the first W20 dialogue to focus on the Asia Pacific met at the East-West Center and examined good practices in the region and produced policy recommendations for G20 leaders in key areas related to women's economic empowerment.

About the authors

Amanda Ellis is senior visiting fellow at the East-West Center. Marianne Dutkiewicz was a professional associate at the East-West Center.