Engendering Utilities: Improving Gender Diversity in Power Sector Utilities

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Source:
USAID
Date:
1 January 2016

The research summarized in this report is expected to help development professionals better understand how electricity utilities can increase the labor market participation of women in the energy sector. The data in the report facilitate the creation of company-specific interventions to improve women’s career prospects while improving the quality and cost of electricity services. And, the development hypothesis grounding this policy work suggests that mitigating gender disparities can increase operational efficiencies that will ultimately bring greater value to utility companies.