Policy findings: Publications and reports

Global Synthesis Report

No Time to Rest: Women’s Lived Experiences of Balancing Paid Work and Unpaid Care Work

Our summary report brings together the findings from across the whole project, including lessons from the 4 countries and common insights, along with recommendations for action.

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Programmatic notes

Our programmatic notes examine how women's economic empowerment (WEE) programmes can generate a 'double boon' - paid work that empowers women and provides more support for their unpaid care work responsibilities - and make recommendations for specific programmes in each site.

National reports

National reports provide an overview of the research findings for each country with recommendations and lessons for state and non-state actors in how to make women's economic empowerment optimal.

Desk review

A desk review and consultation with experts  to identify and typologise Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) programmes and policies in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia was undertaken to assess the extent to which empowerment interventions have integrated care and how they contribute to the potential of a 'double boon' or 'double burden'.

Conceptualisation of WEE programmes is done alone three lines of stratification:

  • Provision of paid work:  public works, entrepreneurship
  • Facilitation of paid work: education, training, savings
  • Enabling environment: structural issues such as legislation, frameworks and collective action