Episode 29: Understanding Barriers to Women’s Economic Advancement | May 16, 2022 | 43 minutes

Guest: Kate Francis, Gender Advisor at The Asia Foundation
Trade policymakers at the World Trade Organization and elsewhere have begun to think about trade as an instrument that can improve gender equality across the world. What do they need to know to design trade agreements and rules that can help women? Kate Francis, an independent consultant currently serving as a gender advisor at The Asia Foundation, explains the barriers that women face to economic empowerment, how they differ from place to place, and what kind of data we need to inform strategies that can make a difference. All views expressed by Francis in this podcast are her own.