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Subsidy Reform: Expanding Opportunities for Women’s Welfare Gains, By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

Submitted by gsi on Sun, 10/23/2016 - 12:48

There is a significant and growing body of research regarding the impact and benefit of energy subsidies and reform with regards to the poor, but there is very little information or research regarding the impact and implications of energy sector reforms on gender. Therefore, it is important to explore the impacts of fossil fuel subsidies and their reform on women, identifying how policies can best take account of how women – especially those in the lower income bracket – experience and use energy, and ensure that the opportunities for welfare gains presented by subsidy reform are realised.

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