Jobs for women grow "economic pie for everyone"

Two women double pound grain, or dura, using a large wooden mortar and two pestles in front of a display of various types and sizes of South Sudanese pumpkins. UN Photo/Isaac Billy

The world economy would benefit by boosting women's participation in the labour force and business, according to an official of the World Bank.

Sarah Iqbal recently participated in a seminar hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on this issue.

She says that countries around the world should change their laws to enable women to play their role in the labour market.

Jocelyne Frank sat down with Ms Iqbal who first spoke about the challenges that women face in starting businesses.

Duration: 4'28"

 

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