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[IWS] ADB: PROMOTING WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN CAMBODIA [17 March 2015]

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Asian Development Bank (ADB)

 

PROMOTING WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN CAMBODIA [17 March 2015]

http://www.adb.org/publications/promoting-womens-economic-empowerment-cambodia

or

http://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/156499/promoting-womens-economic-empowerment.pdf

[full-text, 85 pages]

 

Women’s economic empowerment is essential for more inclusive growth in Cambodia. This study takes stock of major gender issues in the Cambodian economy seen through the lens of women’s participation, benefit, and agency.

 

The study examines labor market trends and obstacles to women’s economic empowerment—particularly in agriculture, business development, and wage employment. Labor migration and vulnerability to shocks are highlighted as special themes. It makes a series of policy recommendations, identifies areas for further research, and highlights how Asian Development Bank investments can promote women’s economic empowerment.

 

Contents

 

Figures, Tables, and Boxes

Acknowledgments

Exchange Rates

Abbreviations

Executive Summary

Introduction: Participation, Benefit, and Agency

Women’s Economic Empowerment: Status, Trends, and Emerging Issues

Obstacles to Women’s Economic Empowerment

Women and Labor Migration

Girls’ and Women’s Vulnerability to Shocks and Crises

The Institutional and Legal Context for Women’s Economic Empowerment

Policy Recommendations and Areas for Further Research

ADB Support for Women’s Economic Empowerment

Annex 1: Gender and Development Cooperation Fund Case Study: Public–Private Partnerships at the Siem Reap Women’s Development Center

Annex 2: Asian Development Fund Case Study: The Second Education Sector Development Program

References

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