Beyond gendered social norms

BEAM Webinar: Beyond gendered social norms - institutional biases and market norms
Speakers: Marcus Jenal, BEAM Exchange; Erin Markel, MarketShare Associates; Fahd Georgy, DAI; and Sabrina Haque, DAI.

At this webinar we explored the influence of informal norms (beyond gender norms) on market system dynamics and market actor behaviours. Examples include institutional biases and norms for conducting business. Highlighting recent research for the Leveraging Economic Opportunities project, the presenters shared new understanding of how to define and identify norms, as well as share examples that can help practitioners understand how institutional biases shape business, market trajectories and change. Examples were drawn specifically from USAID’s Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) project in Bangladesh.