Update: Full Version of W20 Study “The Effects of Digitalisation on Gender Equality in the G20 Economies” Released

10.07.2017

On the occasion of the Women20 (W20) summit in Berlin, on 25 and 26 April 2017, Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD)  jointly with W20 and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy  launched the Executive Summary of the study  The Effects of Digitalisation on Gender Equality in the G20 Economies”. The full version of the W20 study is now – on the occasion of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany – available.

The study investigates how digitalisation will affect women’s labour market and financial inclusion in G20 countries, in what ways the G20 governments currently foster gender equality, and which additional policies they should adopt to foster gender equality more effectively in the digital age.

Key findings include:

  • Digitalisation creates opportunities for narrowing gender gaps in G20 countries
  • Women’s jobs will be less affected by digitalisation
  • Women need better access to higher education
  • Complementarities between higher education, social skills and digital skills will favour women

Related press coverage: Sueddeutsche.de (GERMAN)

EMSD is W20’s international implementation partner and supports the group with a research study on women’s economic empowerment in the digital age across the G20, W20’s consultation process, digital tools, as well as intellectual and logistical support.

For further information please contact: nina.roth@giz.de