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Women’s participation in green growth – a potential fully realised?

Author: von Hagen, M. & Willems, J.
Publication date: 2012

This study analyses opportunities and challenges for women’s participation in green growth in developing countries. The purpose of the study is threefold: 

  • to shed more light on the gender dimension of green growth, especially in the context of private sector development and thus fill a knowledge gap in the green growth discourse
  • to validate women’s contributions to green growth and sustainable private sector development
  • to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality

The report presents the different factors influencing women's participation, followed by two value chain examples illustrating the in-depth potential for women’s participation and greening and the challenges faced in different sectors. The last chapters assess the potentials, risks and different approaches and provide recommendations.