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Gender Development

Emerging Markets practice

Around the world, there is a growing belief that women will be the next engine of economic growth and political stability. Unfortunately, the ongoing marginalization of women and girls worldwide has limited the ability of transitioning and newly emerging markets to tap into women as resources.1  An underutilized workforce be damaging to weak or struggling economies and their attainment of sustainable development objectives.

Deloitte is widely acknowledged as a leader in gender-based investment strategies, working with a mix of public and private organizations around the world to integrate women’s experiences and perspectives into their business and performance goals. In emerging markets around the globe, Deloitte has established itself as a leader in employing innovative gender development programs designed to help reduce gender disparities among women and youth. These efforts can empower women and youth to develop their full capacity as agents in the marketplace, facilitate their efforts to have equal influence in decision making from the household to national government, and help them to take advantage of equal opportunities. Deloitte’s gender development approach is rooted in the recognition of the vital role women play as engines of economic growth and political stability.

Featured projects

Pakistan Pakistan trade project
Deloitte is providing solutions for Pakistan's trade environment through policy improvement, capacity building and trade facilitation.

Afghanistan economic growth and governance initiative Afghanistan economic growth and governance initiative
Deloitte is working to promote economic growth and governance by building human and institutional capacity across key economic Ministries.


 1United Nations Population Division Study, World Population Prospects, 2010 Revision, New York, 2010;
The World Bank, “World Development Report 2012:Gender Equality and Development," Washington, D.C. 2004

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Consulting LLP, which provides strategy, operations, technology, and human capital consulting services, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, which provides financial advisory services, and Deloitte & Touche LLP which provides governance and risk oversight and reporting advisory services. These entities are separate subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

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