Making economics work for women: Responding to gender discrimination at the heart of macro-economic policy and achieving economic justice for women

January 19th 2015

The evidence coming from women’s lived experiences highlights the limitations of those approaches to women’s economic empowerment that concentrate narrowly on income. Negotiations for a new development framework and its financing mechanism are coming into a crucial stage in 2015 and will offer important opportunities to advance gender equality and achieve women’s rights. At such a crucial time this event seeks to stimulate discussion on the structural nature of women’s economic inequality and what is needed to overcome it.


  • Professor Naila Kabeer, Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • World Bank, name TBC
  • DFID, name TBC
  • Sok Thareth, Workers Information Centre, Cambodia
  • Alison Kelly, Head of Policy, Christian Aid
  • Professor Diane Elson, (discussant)

Hosted by ActionAid, Christian Aid and the Gender and Development Network.