Older Women's Economic Empowerment

Who Cares: Why older women's economic empowerment matters for the Sustainable Development Goals


Gender equality is integral to all areas of sustainable development. This briefing paper highlights the critical but invisible unpaid and paid work of older women and the importance of fully integrating older women into the larger policy discussions and initiatives on women’s economic empowerment.


This paper is based on a report called, Between work and care: Older women’s economic empowerment, commissioned by Age International with research conducted by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).