Gender Trade Policy at Work

Transforming Gender Roles in Value Chains: Towards More Sustainable Growth

Increasingly, businesses and governments are recognising the huge potential of integrating women traders into global value chains. Investing in women traders can unlock new market opportunities, create powerful consumer demographics and business opportunities. This briefing paper examines the roles and challenges of women from developing countries in agro-processing and textiles value chains, and provides recommendations to overcome some of these challenges.