Trade, Gender and Development Programme

Advocating inclusive and gender-responsive economic development on a global level


Through its Trade, Gender and Development Programme, UNCTAD helps its member States:

  • Assess the distinct effect of economic policies, and especially trade policy, on men and women, and boys and girls.

  • Identify gender-based constraints that impede inclusive development and devise strategies and policy measures to overcome them.

  • Strengthen their capacity to mainstream gender into trade policy formulation and implementation, and in negotiations of trade and other agreements at the multilateral, regional and bilateral levels.