Joining the Movement on Women’s Economic Empowerment


On September 22, 2016, during the launch of the first Report of the United Nation’s Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, Christine Lagarde – Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund noted that “Women’s empowerment is not just a moral imperative; it’s an economic no-brainer. And, we know that eliminating discrimination, eliminating inequality [...]

Taking Action for Transformative Change on Women’s Economic Empowerment


In January 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General announced the establishment of a High-Level Panel on women’s economic empowerment. Its mission is to lead the charge on closing the economic gender gap, placing the economic empowerment of women squarely on the global agenda within the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, recognizing that Goal 5 is cornerstone [...]

Policy Makers Convene to Promote Reform


The Western Balkans Regional Network of policymakers was established in 2007 to share knowledge, effect policy change, and promote business environment reforms to enhance regional and national competitiveness. The Network provided a forum for bringing together Government Ministers and senior policy makers (national and sub-national), parliamentarians, the private sector, academia, and world class experts [...]

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