Center for Global Development analyzes gendered impacts of COVID-19 crisis on social protection, economic empowerment, health

The Center for Global Development (CGD) recently published an analysis of the gendered impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on healthsocial protection, and economic empowerment, analyzing whether international donors are taking enough action to tackle gender inequalities that have been dramatically exacerbated by the pandemic.

Key findings included:

  • Just 39 of 135 health projects reviewed contained a component addressing the indirect health impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, and only about half of those included gender-specific indicators;
  • Only 27% of social protection projects included intersectional indicators or targets; and
  • Only 25 of 48 economic recovery projects reviewed called for gender parity, i.e., for women to be 50% or more of project beneficiaries.

A video of CGD's most recent panel discussion on gender equality, 'Africa Taking Charge of its Future: Prioritizing Gender Equality in the Path to Recovery', has been uploaded, and upcoming events will address topics such as the climate crisis and accountability in humanitarian and development work.

Press release - CGD