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A Sustainable Future: Ratna Sahay on Mainstreaming Gender

RATNA SAHAY, Jason Mitchell

September 29, 2022

On A Sustainable Future podcast, Ratna Sahay says the new IMF gender strategy applies a gender lens to macroeconomic and financial policymaking. (IMF photo)

In This Episode

How can multilateral institutions like the IMF help close the gender gap? IMF Senior Advisor on Gender, Dr. Ratna Sahay joins Jason Mitchell, Head of Responsible Investment Research at Man Group, on their A Sustainable Future podcast to talk about how gender disparities hurt economic growth. Dr. Sahay has been a gender equality pioneer over the years- helping to break down barriers within her own institution. She now heads the IMF's first strategy toward mainstreaming gender into its core work. Transcript

Check out more episodes of A Sustainable Future podcast.

RATNA SAHAY is senior advisor on gender in the IMF’s Office of the Managing Director.

Jason Mitchell is Head of Responsible Investment Research at Man Group and Host of A Sustainable Future podcast.

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