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The GrOW Research Bulletin is a bi-monthly news publication that features current research, publications and discussion pieces about women’s economic empowerment and economic growth written by Canadian development scholars and practitioners.

Individuals interested in submitting a discussion piece for an upcoming issue can contact our Managing Editor, Kate Grantham, at

Issue No. 3, September 2017

Issue No. 3 announces the opening-up of our series to accept working paper submissions from authors outside of the GrOW program! We invite submissions on a variety of topics related to women’s economic empowerment and economic growth. This issue also features a piece by Wanda Bedard, founder and president of the Montreal-based 60 million girls foundation, outlining her organization’s approach to meet Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning. Also featured are a conversation with Dr. Rebecca Tiessen and Dr. Stephan Barayni, on the experience of putting together their new edited collection, Omissions and Obligations: Canada’s Ambiguous Actions on Gender Equality (2017), and a review of insights generated from a one-day conference on the ‘Global Need for Formal Childcare,’ hosted by the Centre on Population Dynamics at McGill University

Issue No. 2, July 2017

Issue No. 2 features an article by Dr. Bipasha Baruah, Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, titled Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. In it, Baruah argues that we need to refocus attention away from entrepreneurship and toward the creation of jobs with decent wages and good social benefits. This issue also includes a reflection piece on the outcomes of the 2017 Annual Conference of the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), written by Jennie Hurwood, Communications Officer at PEP.

Issue No. 1, May 2017

Issue No. 1 introduces the GrOW Research Series and our team. This issue also celebrates the launch of our working paper series with a look at our first paper, written by Dr. Naila Kabeer. This paper, entitled Women’s Economic Empowerment and Inclusive Growth: Labour Markets and Enterprise Development, focuses on labour markets as the key institution mediating the relationship between economic growth and individual men, women and families.