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Narrowing Gender Gap Could Boost Emerging Economies, Moody’s Says

  • Pandemic pushes emerging economies to tackle gender inequality
  • Access to education and employment needed to cement gains
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Closing gender gaps exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic could help boost the recovery of emerging economies and improve their credit ratings, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

Major emerging economies have increased measures to help women, who have been disproportionately hit by the pandemic as lockdowns forced many to leave their jobs to take care of their children. Help includes direct cash transfers, training and credit lines for female business owners, Moody’s said.