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IMF joins call to boost the economic role of women

An IMF report says a country's GDP - and the global economy - could be healthier if not for policies, laws or curbs restricting women from working

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde suggested last year that "quotas" might be a way to ensure that women secured key posts in government and the private sector, but has now appeared to soften the stance, saying a multi-pronged, culture-specific approach was needed.


THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has joined other international organisations in urging governments around the world in recognising that global economic growth is being held back by official policies, laws and other restrictions limiting the role of women in economic activity