Empowerment of women and girls will boost Nigeria’s economy-OKonjo Iweala

The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday said Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) could grow significantly if the empowerment gap between the men and women could be narrowed. Delivering a keynote address at a national gender policy dialogue organised by the World Bank in Abuja, Okonjo-Iweala said: “If empowering women is smart economics; empowering …

MDG 3: Women Empowerment is highest in Rwanda and South Africa

In 2007, African countries showed overall progress in gender equality and the empowerment of women. Gender parity in primary education is likely to be achieved by most countries. However, parity decreases in secondary education, and the gap is widest in tertiary education.In primary and secondary education, the West African countries of the Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, …

How Ghana emerged as the first sub-saharan country to meet first MDG

Ekow Quandzie writes on how Ghana is first to achieve MDG on halving hunger in sub-Sahara Africa. Ghana has become the first sub-Saharan African country to achieve the Millennium Development Goal on halving hunger, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced in the first Africa Human Development Report published today May 15, 2012. “Since 2000 …