BEAM webinar: Beyond gendered social norms

Sabrina Haque Fahd Georgy Erin Markel
Published by
BEAM Exchange

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.