Invitation to Tender – Research on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Japan

The British Embassy, Tokyo, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office (FCDO) is looking to appoint an organisation to undertake research on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in line with the United Kingdom government’s commitment to UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) Chapter 21 “Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment” and the United Kingdom government’s future commitment to Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Article 23.4 “Women and Economic Growth”.

This project will build on the commitments made by the UK and Japan in the G7 and in CEPA, including preparatory work for the CEPA WEE working group, and support the commitments the UK will be making in regard to WEE under CPTPP: the UK Government is currently in the accession process to CPTPP. The report will provide a strong evidence base for current Women’s Economic Empowerment work being done in Japan and an indication of the key players to engage to secure further progress. The output of this research should help the UK Government understand, in theoretical and practical terms, the challenges and opportunities related to economic gender inequality in Japan, to allow the UK to share appropriate best practice and lessons learnt and identify areas for collaboration or advocacy.

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