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2. What Has Driven Progress? What Impedes it?

Why has progress toward gender equality been made in some areas but not in others?

The conceptual framework below helps analyze how interactions between households, markets, and institutions (both formal and informal) shape the relationship between economic development and gender equality and, in so doing, ultimately determine gender outcomes. Furthermore, it helps examine the evolution of gender differences in endowments, agency, and access to economic opportunities as well as the impact of globalization on gender equality, with a focus on access to economic opportunities.

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