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Sumana Hussain replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"A systemic issue that we haven’t really touched on yet is occupational segregation - the segregation of women and men’s economic activities, with women working in lower paid, less secure sectors and occupations, is a major driver of…"
May 19, 2016

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Sumana Hussain replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"On Question 4 - The constraints to women’s economic empowerment that are systemic, in my view, are those that keep women out of the most productive and highest growth sectors – and these apply in varying degrees across all…"
May 19, 2016

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Sumana Hussain replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"There are products and services that can have a disproportionately positive impact on women and girls – energy, transport, hygiene, and others.  But opportunities for impact can be missed if we are not aware of the gender-specific effects…"
May 19, 2016

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Sumana Hussain replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"I think plugging the data and knowledge gap in this area is critical and business can play a key role in doing this.  Through their supply chains business can have access to information on the types of work that women do and their economic…"
May 19, 2016

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Sumana Hussain replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Hello everyone!  I’m an economist at DFID, working on women’s economic empowerment.  This includes supporting DFID’s programming on women’s economic empowerment, working on our broader economic development work to…"
May 19, 2016

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Sumana Hussain replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"The UN Secretary General has appointed the High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment, bringing together influential leaders from government, business, academia, and civil society.  With the agreement of the Global Goals, including…"
May 18, 2016

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Job Title
Economic Advisor
Organisation
Department for International Development
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I work for an international donor agency
About my work:
economist working on women's economic empowerment issues.
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Inclusive Business Models, Social Enterprise, Women and Business

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