What works to narrow gender gaps and empower women in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Despite growing awareness of the scale and adverse outcomes of gender gaps in economic opportunities, progress to address them in practice has been limited to date. Intending to bridge the gap between knowledge generation and policy/operational design, the evidence briefs in this review summarize in a concise, user-friendly way what works to address gender gaps in a range of outcomes related to endowments, economic opportunities, and women’s agency in Sub-Saharan Africa. The briefs are based on a review of more than 150 studies analyzing the effectiveness of interventions across 26 countries in the region, identifying effective and promising interventions to narrow gender gaps.