Impact of Pro-Gender Public Policies in the Agricultural Sectors on Women Employment in a Natural Resources Dependence Context : A CGE Analysis for the DRC

Robert Baroki, Christian Joshi, Mariam Bulumba
2021 unpublished
The DRC is characterized by a heavy dependence on the mining sector as well as by glaring gender inequalities in the labor market. Aware of these structural weaknesses, the Congolese government wishes to diversify its economy while reducing gender inequalities. We evaluate the effects of two pro-gender policies on employment and diversification of the Congolese economy using a computable general equilibrium model. The results reveal that a policy of increasing land allocation for women and
more » ... nment cash transfers to rural female households contributes to the reduction of inequalities in the labor market. However, only the policy of increasing women's land allocation improves economic diversification.
doi:10.22004/ag.econ.315114 fatcat:2pfvo6sebrdq7aytoltzahzohi