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Opinion: It's High Time We Walk The Talk In Global Development Workplaces. Here's How. (Devex)

March 5, 2018

From the article:

Women’s equality and empowerment is a driver of economic growth and development around the world, and development organizations routinely include and espouse this goal as part of their missions and activities. But if you peel back the curtain, there are serious questions about whether — behind the scenes — development organizations are living up to these values in the workplace.

My colleagues Tanvi Jaluka and Charles Kenny analyzed a random sample of 30 U.S. organizations (10 each from foundations, think tanks, and NGOs) that work on global development, and found that less than one-third of key/high-paid employees at the sampled think tanks are women, and that key/high-paid women appear to be paid less than key/high-paid men in all three of the sample groups. Some years ago, my then-colleague Victoria Fan and current colleague Rachel Silverman asked “who runs the global health world?” and concluded: Not women.
The data is clear: There is more that we can all be doing, and it’s time to look inward.

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