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GrOW working papers are pre-publication versions of scholarly papers, aimed at stimulating public discussion of research and advancing scientific knowledge on women’s economic empowerment and economic growth. We have four separate categories of papers:

  • Research contribution papers are addressed to experts and intended to generate maximum policy uptake.
  • Research reports are written as more broadly accessible, and may be more technical or descriptive in nature.
  • Linked papers are existing papers that may already be published elsewhere and that authors would like featured on our website.
  • Concept papers are in-depth reviews or discussion papers on core topics pertaining to women’s economic empowerment and economic growth. Concept papers are procured by invitation only. We do not accept concept papers through our regular submission process.

Working Papers

Working Paper Title: The Productivity Gaps of Female-Owned Firms: Evidence from Ethiopian Census Data

Working Paper Author(s): Dennis Essers, Kelbesa Megersa and Marco Sanfilippo

Working Paper Date: October 2018

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

Download Working Paper Title: The Productivity Gaps of Female-Owned Firms: Evidence from Ethiopian Census Data
Working Paper Issue Number: .19

Working Paper Title: Women’s Labour Force Participation in Sri Lanka’s North

Working Paper Author(s): Ramani Gunatilaka and Ranmini Vithanagama

Working Paper Date: August 2018

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

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Working Paper Issue Number: .18

Working Paper Title: Empowering Women in South Asia’s Slums: The Challenges of Environmental Degradation

Working Paper Author(s): Amit Patel, Marcia D. Mundt, Hyunjung Lee, Hina Lotia, Muhammad Arshed Rafiq and Ammar A. Malik

Working Paper Date: August 2018

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

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Working Paper Issue Number: .17

Working Paper Title: Workshop on Measurement of Women's Economic Empowerment

Working Paper Author(s): Sonia Laszlo, Kate Grantham and Avril Rios

Working Paper Date: July 2018

Working Paper Type: Linked Paper

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Working Paper Issue Number: .16

Working Paper Title: The Effects of Trade Exposure on Marriage and Fertility Choices: Evidence from Brazil

Working Paper Author(s): Breno Braga

Working Paper Date: July 2018

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

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Working Paper Issue Number: .15

Working Paper Title: Researchers as Policy Activists: An Experience-Based Framework for Responsive Policy Engagement

Working Paper Author(s): Jyotsna Jha

Working Paper Date: June 2018

Working Paper Type: Research Report

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Working Paper Issue Number: .14

Working Paper Title: Women on Wheels in New Delhi, India: Empowering Women Through an Innovative Training and Employment Program

Working Paper Author(s): Bipasha Baruah

Working Paper Date: May 2018

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

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Working Paper Issue Number: .13

Working Paper Title: Grappling with the Challenges of Measuring Women's Economic Empowerment

Working Paper Author(s): Sonia Laszlo, Kate Grantham, Ecem Oskay and Tingting Zhang

Working Paper Date: December 2017

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

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Working Paper Issue Number: .12

Working Paper Title: Picturing Change Through PhotoVoice: Participatory Evaluation of a Daycare Intervention in Kenya

Working Paper Author(s): Milka Nyariro, Stella Muthuri, S.M. Hani Sadati, Claudia Mitchell and Milka Njeri

Working Paper Date: December 2017

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

Download Working Paper Title: Picturing Change Through PhotoVoice: Participatory Evaluation of a Daycare Intervention in Kenya
Working Paper Issue Number: .11

Working Paper Title: Opportunities and Constraints for Women’s Employment and Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy

Working Paper Author(s): Bipasha Baruah

Working Paper Date: November 2017

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

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Working Paper Issue Number: .10

Working Paper Title: Effectiveness of Gender Budgeting on Gender Equality and Fiscal Space: Empirical Evidence from Asia Pacific

Working Paper Author(s): Lekha Chakraborty, Marian Ingrams and Yadawendra Singh

Working Paper Date: November 2017

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

Download Working Paper Title: Effectiveness of Gender Budgeting on Gender Equality and Fiscal Space: Empirical Evidence from Asia Pacific
Working Paper Issue Number: .09

Working Paper Title: Measurement of Women's Economic Empowerment in GrOW Projects

Working Paper Author(s): Sonia Laszlo and Kate Grantham

Working Paper Date: October 2017

Working Paper Type: Research Report

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Working Paper Issue Number: .08

Working Paper Title: Daycare and women’s health, social, and economic outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: Systematic review and evidence synthesis

Working Paper Author(s): Sam Harper, Nichole Austin and Arijit Nandi

Working Paper Date: September 2017

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

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Working Paper Issue Number: .07

Working Paper Title: Care Economy, Gender and Inclusive Growth in Post-Reform China: How Does Unpaid Care Work Affect Women’s Economic Opportunities and Gender Equality?

Working Paper Author(s): Xiao-Yuan Dong and Yaohui Zhao

Working Paper Date: September 2017

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

Download Working Paper Title: Care Economy, Gender and Inclusive Growth in Post-Reform China: How Does Unpaid Care Work Affect Women’s Economic Opportunities and Gender Equality?
Working Paper Issue Number: .06

Working Paper Title: Can Subsidized Early Child Care Promote Women’s Employment?: Evidence from a Slum Settlement in Africa

Working Paper Author(s): Shelley Clark, Caroline Kabiru, Sonia Laszlo and Stella Muthuri

Working Paper Date: July 2017

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

Download Working Paper Title: Can Subsidized Early Child Care Promote Women’s Employment?: Evidence from a Slum Settlement in Africa
Working Paper Issue Number: .05

Working Paper Title: Gender, Institutions, and Economic Development

Working Paper Author(s): Stephan Klasen

Working Paper Date: July 2017

Working Paper Type: Concept Paper

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Working Paper Issue Number: .04

Working Paper Title: The Win-Win Case for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Growth: Review of the Literature

Working Paper Author(s): Arjan de Haan

Working Paper Date: July 2017

Working Paper Type: Concept Paper

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Working Paper Issue Number: .03

Working Paper Title: Gender and Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Central and East Africa: Barriers and Benefits

Working Paper Author(s): Doris Buss, Blair Rutherford, Jennifer Hinton, Jennifer Stewart, Joanne Lebert, Gisèle Eva Côté, Abby Sebina-Zziwa, Richard Kibombo and Frederick Kisekka

Working Paper Date: July 2017

Working Paper Type: Research Contribution Paper

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Working Paper Issue Number: .02

Working Paper Title: Women’s Economic Empowerment and Inclusive Growth: Labour Markets and Enterprise Development

Working Paper Author(s): Naila Kabeer

Working Paper Date: May 2017

Working Paper Type: Concept Paper

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Working Paper Issue Number: .01