Toward Gender-Aware Economic Development in Africa

15 Jan 2013
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The Global Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative (GEPMI), a ground-breaking programme of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was launched in 2010.

 

Under the leadership of the Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA), the implementation of GEPMI in the first two years made notable progress. The attached report presents the results of the scheme.

 

In 2012, the partnership between Makerere University and UNDP produced 17 new MA graduates. This was a result of the second cohort of MA course which began in December 2011 bringing the total number of GEPMI supported Gender-aware Economists to 44. From seven Anglophone countries 17 participants represented government ministries, academia, research institutes and civil society organizations (CSO) of which about 45% were women.

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