Gender Economic Equity and the SDG 2030 Agenda: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

We are within the final decade of the SDG 2030 Agenda and far short of attaining the targets. Since Goal 5 – Women’s economic empowerment cuts across all of the SDGs, “We will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals if there is no accelerated action to empower women economically” (United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, March 2017).

The challenge therefore is to identify and implement policy solutions to address gender inequities, since “eliminating gender inequities can lead to faster economic growth” (IMF, 2017) and improve social, health, and political outcomes for T20 countries and globally. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic is sharply increasing income gaps and structural inequities across the globe with devastating economic and social implications for women and girls. The goal of this session is to highlight the inter-sectionalities and importance of gender economic equity across the SDGs, particularly as we work on policy responses to address the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this context, the discussion will identify key issues, propose solutions, and draw from lessons of experience where relevant.

Policy Briefs
A multidimensional approach to poverty that strengthens the Humanitarian-Development Nexus
Elisa Molena - United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josephine Kass-Hanna - Saint Joseph University of Beirut
SDG16: An enabler for accelerated implementation of the 2030 Agenda amid Covid-19
Fabio Bargiacchi - European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), Giulia Sciorati - Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and University of Trento, Roland Friedrich - International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Sebastiano Mori - European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), Silvia Dodero - International Development Law Organization, (IDLO), William McDermott - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)
A more sustainable and resilient agri-food sector to better deal with the pandemic
Arnaldo Dossena - University of Parma, Daniele Fattibene - Istituto Affari Internazionali, Erasmo Neviani - University of Parma, Fabio Fava - University of Bologna, Fabrizio Storti - University of Parma, Gabriele Canali - Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Piacenza, Gianni Galaverna - University of Parma, Patrizia Brigidi - University of Bologna
Availing existing frameworks to enable a clean and sustainable transition in the transport sector
Anurag Pal Sehgal - Noble Group, Jitendra Roychoudhury - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Puneet Kamboj - Council on Energy, Environment and Water, Saumitra Saxena - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Aligning Covid-19 recovery efforts with the SDGS – Toolbox and Principles
Edward Cruickshank - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Emanuela Manca - Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Filippo Arras - Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Gianluca Cocco - Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Homi Kharas - The Brookings Institution, Ilenia G. Romani - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Luca Farnia - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Luisa F. Mulas - Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Marco Onnis - Centro Regionale di Programmazione (CRP), Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Marta Testa - Assessorato del Lavoro, formazione professionale, cooperazione e sicurezza sociale Servizio di Supporto all’Autorità di Gestione, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Mia Alibegovic - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Sandro Ortu - Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Sandro Sanna - Centro Regionale di Programmazione (CRP), Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Tony Pipa - Brookings Institution
Repurposing agricultural policy support for climate change mitigation and adaptation
David Laborde Debucquet - Markets, Trade and Institutions Division- International Food Policy Research Institute, Valeria Piñeiro - International Food Policy Research Institute ,
Supporting SMEs in sustainable strategy development Post-Covid-19: Challenges and Policy Agenda for the G20
Ambika Zutshi - Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, Asha Thomas - Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Gagan D Sharma - University School of Management Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Giancarlo Giudici - DIG School of Management, Milan Polytechnic, John Mendy - Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, Martina Barbagila - DIG School of Management, Milan Polytechnic, Vincenzo Butticè - DIG School of Management, Milan Polytechnic
Science, technology and innovation for SDGS post-pandemic: Strengthening technology facilitation mechanism and global public goods for low- and middle-income countries
Sabyasachi Saha - Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Sachin Chaturvedi - Research and Information System for Developing Countries
Creative Economy 2030: Inclusive and resilient Creative Economy for sustainable development and recovery
Angelika Frei-Oldenburg - Global Project Culture and Creative Industries, GIZ, Enrique Avogadro - Minister of Culture for the City of Buenos Aires, Ilya Myasnikov - Faculty of Journalism, Higher School of Journalism, National Research Tomsk State University, John Newbigin - International Advisory Council for Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre, Marisa Henderson - Creative Economy Program, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Neil Khor - Special Advisor to the Executive Director of UN Habitat, Onur Eryuce - Counsellor to the Mayor, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Tita Larasati - Indonesia Creative Cities Network (ICCN), Yose Rizal Damuri - Centre for Strategic and International Studies
ESG20: Standardisation to foster public-private collaboration towards the 2030 Agenda
Carola B. Ramon - Committee of Latin American Studies, CARI, Lucas Chiodi - Development Cooperation Working Group, CARI, Mariano Machado - Development Cooperation Working Group, CARI, Victoria Costoya - Development Cooperation Working Group, CARI
Debt relief for sustainable recovery in low- and middle- income countries: Proposal for new funding mechanisms to complement the DSSI
Basma Maziad Al-Tuwaijri - ASBAR, Rym Ayadi - Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES), CASS Business School, Sameera Al Tuwaijri - World Bank
The economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs in a post-Covid World
Dinah Bennett - Enterprise Development, Women’s Economic Imperative, Josephine Kass-Hanna - Saint Joseph University of Beirut , Margo Thomas - Women’s Economic Imperative
Leveraging private philanthropy towards achieving the SDGS
Alejandra Cardini - CIPPEC, David Dingus - Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, Dinah Bennett - Enterprise Development, Women’s Economic Imperative, Iván Matovich - Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC), Jitendra Roychoudhury - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Natasha Ridge - Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research
Incentivizing the private sector to support the united nations sustainable development goals
Joseph Siracusa - School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia, Syed Munir Khasru - Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG)
Religious networks, their impact on SDGS (SDG17), and the challenges for the international legal order
Alberto Melloni - UNESCO Chair, University of Bologna, Cole Durham - International Centre for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University, Juan Navarro Floria - Pontifical University of Buenos Ayres, Naoto Yoshinkawa - Tokai University, Peter Petkoff - Brunel Law School, Regent’s Park College
The sustainable development agenda: Leveraging the G20 to enhance accountability and financing
Dennis Görlich - & Program Manager, Socio-Economic Transformation, Homi Kharas - The Brookings Institution, Sebastian Strauss - Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution , Wilfried Rickels - Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Leveraging digital technology to bridge the global knowledge divide: The promise of MOOCs revisited
Abdul Ghaffar Mughal - Northeastern University, Jitendra Roychoudhury - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Rym Ayadi - Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES), CASS Business School, Sadiq M. Sait - King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
G20 leadership and relevance of the global pilot programme on science, technology, and innovation for SDGS roadmaps
Abir Alharbi - King Saud University, Sabyasachi Saha - Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Sachin Chaturvedi - Research and Information System for Developing Countries
Post-Covid-19 to 2030: Early childhood programs as pathway to sustainability in times of global uncertainty
Alejandra Cardini - CIPPEC, Claudia Costin - Center for Innovation and Excellence in Education Policies, Dwi Priyono - South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization / Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care, Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP), Jennifer Guevara - Dublin City University, Early Childhood Research Centre, Lynette Okengo - AfECN, African Early Childhood Network, Mathias Urban - Dublin City University, Early Childhood Research Centre, Rita Flórez Romero - Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Grupo de Investigación Cognición y Lenguaje en la Infancia
G20 collaborative strategy for SDG 4 Target 4.7: Monitoring progress in education for sustainable development and global citizenship education
Abdul Ghaffar Mughal - Northeastern University, Charlotte Holland - Dublin City University, Dinah Bennett - Enterprise Development, Women’s Economic Imperative, Huan Ni - Shanghai Green Light-Year Environmental Service Center
Dealing with interlinkages – A focused approach for implementing the SDGS and overcoming the Covid-19 crisis
Adolf Kloke-Lesch - SDSN Germany, Alex Godoy-Faúndez - SDSN Andes and Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad del Desarrollo, and GlobalYoung Academy (GYA), Anet Režek Jambrak - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, and GYA, Armand Ketcha Malan Kablan - Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB), and GYA, Felix Moronta-Barrios - International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, GYA, Imme Scholz - German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Moritz Riede - Department of Physics, University of Oxford, and GYA alumni, Robert Lepenies - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, and GYA, Teresa Stoepler - InterAcademy Partnership, and GYA, Yoko Shimpuku - Hiroshima University, and GYA
The Sustainable Development Agenda: Leveraging the G20 to Enhance Accountability and Financing
Dennis Görlich - & Program Manager, Socio-Economic Transformation, Homi Kharas - The Brookings Institution, Sebastian Strauss - Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution , Wilfried Rickels - Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Advancing Enterprise Education for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among MENA Countries
Barbara Orser - University of Ottawa, Margo Thomas - Women’s Economic Imperative, Haya Al-Dajani - Mohammed Bin Salman College for Business and Entrepreneurship (MBSC)
COVID-19 Response Strategies, Addressing Digital Gender Divides
Barbara Orser - University of Ottawa, Margo Thomas - Women’s Economic Imperative, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke - Womens WorldWide Web (W4)
Commentaries and Articles
T20 Recommendations Report: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Compiled by Katharina Lima de Miranda (IfW Kiel), Juliane Stein-Zalai (IfW Kiel) and Simon Wolf (Global Solutions Initiative)
Improve Handwashing Access to Combat COVID-19
By KE Seetha Ram and Roshan Shrestha (ADBI)
A Gender-Sensitive Response is Missing from the COVID-19 Crisis
By Jamila Razzaq (The Brookings Institution)
The Coronavirus as a Yardstick of Global Health Policy
By Félix Arteaga (Elcano Royal Institute)
The New Inequalities and People-To-People Social Protection
By Nora Lustig (IPSP) and Nancy Birdsall (Center for Global Development)
Disease, Like Poverty, Does Not Stay at Home
By Yonas Adepto, Karim El Aynaoui, Thomas Gomart, Paolo Magri, Greg Mill, Karin von Hippel, and Guntram Wolff (ISPI)
Politics of Pandemic: Public Health Can No Longer Wait
By Pooja Tripathi (ORF)
Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of the Sustainable Development GoalsPolitics of Pandemic
By the United Nations Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals
With or without you – Global Solutions Journal
Smart implementation of complex change processes – Global Solutions Journal
Implementing the SDGs – Global Solutions Journal
Raising compliance with G20 commitments – Global Solutions Journal
Gender equality for a sustainable future – Global Solutions Journal
Making gender equality a reality – Global Solutions Journal
Vas-Y: Public-privatepartnership model for unlocking private investment for fragile states – Global Solutions Journal
A Letter to G20 Governments
By Erik Berglöf, Gordon Brown & Jeremy Farrar (Project Syndicate)
COVID-19 and Latin America
By Fernando Filgueria (Universidad de la República, Urugua)
Building Bridges, Not Walking on Backs: A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for COVID-19 for Hawaiʻi
By Amanda Shaw (University of Hawai’i at Manoa)
Progress or pinkwashing: who benefits from digital women-focused capital funds?
By Barbara Orser (University of Ottawa)
Strengthening Ecosytem Supports for Women Entrepreneurs
By Barbara Orser (University of Ottawa)
Action Stategies to increase the Diversity of SME Suppliers to the Government of Canada
By Barbara Orser (University of Ottawa)
Recommendations to strengthen Ontario through Women’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation
By Barbara Orser (University of Ottawa)
Action Strategies to Support Canadian Women-owned Enterprises
By Barbara Orser (University of Ottawa)
Driving Africa’s industrialisation on the back of COVID-19
By Toyin Abiodun (Ministry of Trade, Rwanda; Tony Blair Institute for Global Change)
Women’s Economic Empowerment: Strengthening Public and Private Sector Impact through Accountability and Measurement (SDG 5)
Margo Thomas (Women’s Economic Imperative), Eleanor Carey (Data2X) et al.
Gender Mainstreaming: A strategic approach – Global Solutions Journal
Margo Thomas (Women’s Economic Imperative) et al. Download the 2018 Edition of the Global Solutions Journal
Gender Economic Equity and the SDG 2030 Agenda: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. Call to Action – the Voices of Women
By Toyin Abiodin, Barbara Orser, Merike Blofield,  Mayra Buvinic, Kustisha Ebron and Margo Thomas

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