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Gender and Free Trade Agreements: Best Practices and Policy Guidance

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Gender and Free Trade Agreements: Best Practices and Policy Guidance

Published: March 5, 2013

This report identifies best practices and provides policy guidance on how public policy can promote the participation of women entrepreneurs, women producers and women-led export firms in accessing market opportunities through trade agreements.  Specifically, the report: provides a brief overview of the evidence on gender and trade liberalization; identifies  key obstacles  that reduce the participation of women entrepreneurs, women producers and women-led export firms in accessing the market opportunities of free trade agreements; sets out global, regional and bilateral, best practices in promoting the participation of women entrepreneurs, women producers and women-led export firms in accessing the market opportunities of free trade agreements; and provides policy guidance to stakeholders in Peru and Colombia to further this agenda.

Author: Kate Higgins

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