WTO Working Papers

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Trade Policies Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment

Trends in WTO Members

This paper looks at the various trade policies WTO Members have put into place to foster women’s economic empowerment. The analysis below is based on the information provided by WTO Members as part of their Trade Policy Review (TPRs) process from 2014 to 2018. Reports from the WTO Secretariat, governments as well as the question and answer sessions were examined for the purpose of this paper.


Keywords: Gender, Aid for Trade, women’s economic empowerment, international trade, international trade rules, trade policy, WTO
JEL: O19: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations; O1: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development; F1: International Economics / Trade; F19: International Economics / Trade / Trade: Other; Z0: Other Special Topics / General; F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
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