A descriptive study of the barriers and enablers for their education and career trajectories.
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Women are underrepresented in education and later careers in financial services and economics. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), IDinsight sought to address data and knowledge gaps regarding the representation of women in the economics and financial services pipelines through landscape analysis and formative research.
Specifically, we undertook formative research that aimed to 1) improve understanding of the constraints and opportunities to advance women’s leadership in economics and financial services in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Ethiopia, India, Kenya, and Nigeria; and 2) inform the foundation’s and other funders’ future investments and advocacy in these sectors and geographies.
Among other activities, the year-long project (November 2021-December 2022) sought to:
We conducted primary data collection through 176 qualitative interviews with key informants working in institutions in the economics and financial services sectors. The data from the key informant interviews were complemented by 89 brief tracer surveys targeting institutions that are implementing projects to promote women’s progression into leadership positions and the collation and analysis of publicly available secondary data and literature sources.
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