Policy Brief 15 - Global economic crisis, gender and work: key policy challenges and options

This Policy Brief argues that there are specific gender responsive measures that countries should take : placing women’s equal access to decent and productive employment as part and parcel of the key priority in macroeconomic policy making ; adopting fiscal policies in favour of the working poor particularly, women ; enhancing human resources through investing in education, skills development, and life-long learning for girls and women ; engendering public investments for job creation to ensure equal access and benefits for women ; as well as enhancing/expanding social protection measures targeting women in particular.