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Reducing the gender gap in innovations – UNU-WIDER and UONGOZI Institute's research highlighted on several outlets

For the Women's Day 2021, a Working paper by Laura Barasa on the gender gap related to innovations in Tanzania was highlighted on and in the East African regional media.

The research paper 'Closing the gap. Gender and innovation'  has been published within the collaborative research programme between UNU-WIDER and UONGOZI Institute,  'Sustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs '.

The Women's Day article in the newspaper East African shares insights on UONGOZI Institute's work. In the article the Institute's Acting Research and Policy Specialist, Caroline Israel, explains that the research collaboration is connected to UONGOZI Institute's goal to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goal for Gender Equality (Goal 5), this research paper as one example of action-oriented recommendations in relation to advancing leadership, sustainable development, good governance and policy-making.

See a scanned version of the full article here.

Prior to Women's Day, United Nations headquarters published an article on the work the United Nations University has done to advance gender equality. The article, written by United Nations Academic Impact Chief,  Ramu Damodaran, shares the work done in different UNU institutions. As an example on UNU-WIDER's work the article shares the results of the same study:

'Indeed, the World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), in a study in Tanzania, noted  “innovation generally takes place in male-dominated industries. A gender gap might therefore exist.” The study ”found that female-owned enterprises faced an 18.1 percentage point lower probability of innovation when compared to male-owned enterprises” but cautioned “policies aimed at reducing gender inequalities in innovation need to strike a balance between enhancing resource acquisition by female-owned enterprises and improving resource utilization by their male counterparts to prevent reversals in the gender innovation gap.”'

Read the whole article published at here.