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Equality benefits everyone, not just women

Closing the Gender Gap

Our broad range of private sector development programmes are supporting adolescent girls and women obtain high quality skills and transition into formal employment and ensuring women are not excluded from economic markets.

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About this report

Adam Smith International has spent the last 20 years dedicated to reducing aid dependency in some of the world’s most complex environments. We are wholly committed to sustainable development that addresses the underlying causes of poverty, but this will not be possible without addressing gender inequality.

Equality benefits everyone, not just women. If girls’ attendance in secondary education increases by just 1%, a country’s entire GDP can increase by 0.3%; if women farmers have the same access to land and fertilisers as men, then agricultural output could increase by 4%.

This is why we are working to fix systemic challenges that cause gender disparity.



  • Economic Growth
  • Education
  • Governance
  • Justice & Security
  • Climate & Environment

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