Economic Analysis Shows Family Planning, Other Investments To Promote Gender Equality Should Be Development Targets

Project Syndicate: Gender Equality as a Development Goal
Bjørn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School

“…There is no simple way to achieve something as complex as gender equality. But economic analyses can help show us where we can do the most good. Clearly, the international community needs to consider the case for family planning carefully when formulating its priorities for the next set of development goals. And we now have stronger information for other gender targets when they compete with targets related to nutrition, health, poverty, and the environment” (2/17).