Invest in Girls and Women

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  • Girls and women spend 90% of their earned income on their families, while men spend only 30-40% (UNAC, 2012)
  • Eliminating barriers to employment for girls and women could raise labor productivity by 25% in some countries (IMF, 2012)
  • Closing the gender gap in agriculture could lift 100-150 million people out of hunger (FAO, 2011)
  • Growing evidence shows that corporations led by women are more focused on sustainability (UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, 2012)
  • When 10% more girls go to school, a country’s GDP increases by an average of 3% (USAID, 2011)
 
 
 

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