This report addresses the question of the consequences for economic development of gender disparities in the Mediterranean partner countries of the EU.

He then suggests a series of recommendations aimed at improving women's access to economic life to enhance development.

In Mediterranean countries, gender issues are strongly marked by social, cultural, anthropological or political considerations. The economy itself

still has very specific characteristics, in particular in the informal sector and the rural world, which lead to obstacles that are difficult to remove. 

Southern Neighbourhood
Women's rights