Gender and Growth Gaps in South Asia – Research and Policy Workshop
Date: Thursday, August 3, 2023
Co-organisers: Inclusion Economics India Centre at the Institute for Financial Management and Research, Yale Economic Growth Center, Yale Inclusion Economics, the Udaiti Foundation, the Asian Development Bank Institute, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Location: Infosys Science Foundation, No. 2, 2nd Block, 14th Cross Road, Jayanagar East (Ward 153), Bengaluru- 560 011, Karnataka, India
Recent research has built on earlier analyses of women’s participation in economic development, to yield nuanced empirical insights on the interplay of institutional features and economic growth processes impacting women’s participation in the workforce and their overall economic well-being. These observations are particularly pertinent in the context of South Asia, which has some of the lowest women’s labor force participation rates globally, alongside important variations in gendered labor market dynamics across countries in the region.
Inclusion Economics India Centre (IEIC) at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) is organizing an in-person research and policy workshop on August 3, 2023 in Bengaluru, in collaboration with the Economic Growth Center (EGC) and Inclusion Economics at Yale University, the Udaiti Foundation, the Asian Development Bank Institute and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The workshop will be held at the Infosys Science Foundation and aims to address the current policy needs through research insights concerning gender gaps in the economy, specifically in the context of South Asia.
The workshop in Bengaluru will consist of three panel discussions, a keynote address and working sessions and is open to anyone working in and interested in facilitating inclusive policy making and programming. Policymakers, civil society and researchers will participate in facilitated discussions on the drivers and implications of gender inequality in the economy and how policy can address this.
Speakers at the workshop include Rohini Pande (Yale University), Renana Jhabvala (SEWA Bharat), Ashwini Deshpande (Ashoka University), Priyank Kharge (Government of Karnataka), R Prasana (Government of Chhattisgarh), Rosa Abraham (Azim Premji University), Gaurav Chiplunkar (University of Virginia), and Dr. Kajal, IAS (Government of India).
Sign up for the workshop here.