EVENT: ‘Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment: Lessons from South America’ Book Launch

The terminology describing economic programs for women has changed: actions to ‘empower women economically’ have replaced efforts to ‘increase women’s productivity and incomes.’ But how can we actually measure ‘economic empowerment’? Last November, CGD, in collaboration with Data2X, IDRC and the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab organized a panel discussion on possible measures and issues. Since then, new research has been conducted which raises alternative perspectives on these measures.


The event, co-sponsored by CGD, Data2X and IDRC, will mark the launch of a new book, Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment: Lessons from South America. Co-Editor Susana Martinez-Restrepo will present main findings from field work in Colombia, Peru and Uruguay. A panel discussion with some of the leading experts on the topic will follow the launch.

A limited number of complimentary copies of the book will be available for attendees.

Date & Time

Wednesday, November 15
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Center for Global Development
2055 L St, NW - Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Still have questions? Email us at events@cgdev.org or visit www.cgdev.org.



Susana Martinez-Restrepo, Researcher, Fedesarrollo, Co-Founder at CoreWoman


Markus Goldstein, Gender Practice Leader, World Bank Africa Region
Naila Kabeer, Professor of Gender and Development, London School of Economics Gender Institute
Supriya Garikipati, Reader in Development Studies, University of Liverpool Management School
Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development and United Nations Foundation


Emily Courey Pryor, Executive Director, Data2X


  1. I am a gender in value chains specialist. I would like to improve my knowledge on women's economic empowerment tools and also the case study of south America can help me to do my analysis.
    Thanks a lot to give me this opportunity

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