In a recently published document, estimates have been established indicating if women could work for income in exactly the way men do, the global gross domestic product would increase by 26 percent between 2015 and 2025.

To unlock that productivity, USAID’s Trade & Regulatory Reform office commissioned research on legal and regulatory barriers that adversely affect women’s access to wage employment, as well as examples of solutions in USAID host countries. This research examines how laws and regulations in developing and transitional countries limit or enable women to enter, remain and advance in the formal sector workforce.

Nathan Associates published the findings in a report, Women’s Wage Employment in Developing Countries: Regulatory Barriers and Opportunities.

We invite you to join Lis Meyers, in-person on October 10th to hear her review the report. Kenana Amin of USAID’s Mission in Jordan will also speak to the challenges in the Jordanian context and their experience in bringing change to relevant Jordanian laws and public attitudes.

The event will be facilitated by Michelle Bekkering, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) at USAID. Ms. Bekkering also serves as the Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at USAID and oversees the Agency’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment portfolio.





October 10, 2018, 9:00 am - October 10, 2018, 10:30 am


Meridian Room, Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

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