A hot topic at summits of global leaders over the past few years has been how the global community is doing in its efforts to meet the eight 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Those that draw the most attention are the MDGs dealing with poverty, hunger, health, education, and the environment. But little discussed is MDG3, which calls for redressing gender disparities and empowering women.
The latest issue of the IMF's quarterly magazine Finance & Development spotlights gender equality, asking why it matters. People can learn that not only is MDG3 a vital development objective but it is also key to achieving several others