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Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships (MSP) Activity

This study seeks to understand the specific ways in which the global pandemic is impacting the current and future pipeline of senior leaders on MSD activities.

The research tested the hypothesis that COVID-19 has disproportionately negatively impacted women’s workforce participation and the career ambition of both senior managers and aspiring senior managers on MSD activities. It presents the gendered findings of the research.

Overall, it shows that COVID-19 has seemingly exacerbated pre-existing, systemic inequalities in the international development sector and in unpaid care responsibilities.