The meandering path of gender reform in Africa

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Informality prevails in Africa, especially among women. Eighty-eight per cent of working African women were employed in the informal economy in 2022. Even among countries that stand out in implementing gender equality reforms, significant gaps between formal law and practical experiences emerge. Simeon Djankov and Karolin Lehmann write that addressing these challenges is crucial for African businesses seeking international presence.

Published on LSE Business Review