Growth in West Africa: assessing impacts of extractive industry on women’s economic empowerment in Cote d’Ivoire & Ghana
Overview of Project
Ghana and Cote d’voire (Two Sub-Saharan countries) which share the same geographic, climatic and socio-cultural settings and have experienced massive economic activity in the extractive industry and given lower proportion of women in the extractive sector presents a good background for the study of women’s economic empowerment (WEE) within that context. The research will examine the legal and regulatory frameworks that govern extractive industry (EI), specifically its employment and labor practices and the broader income and WEE consequences (hiring procedures, varying job tasks and earnings). Specifically, the study focuses on the extent to which the growth of the EI have impacted on quality of women’s employment and earnings in relation to men.