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Mar Maestre

Mar Maestre

Mar Maestre is an international development researcher and practitioner with a focus on private sector, market systems and development. She has over 10 years of professional experience, which combine an international development profile with investment banking professional experience. Mar works in the Business and Development Centre at IDS and her research focuses on understanding market pathways (such as informal, formal) towards more sustainable and equitable outcomes. She also supports the management of BEAM's research agenda and activities.

Virginie Mukagatare and her two daughters, remove beans from their pods. As well as working on a tea farm, Virginie farms beans to feed her family. Credit: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville / Oxfam

Taking women’s empowerment beyond the paid economy

Gender, Women's Economic Empowerment 0 Comments

How can development programmes support women’s economic empowerment while taking into account the burden of unpaid care work? Mar Maestre shares her research findings as part of the discussions taking place this week at the WEE Global Learning Forum 2017. The advancement of women’s rights and economic empowerment in market systems contributes to the economic well-being of families, communities, and …