Gates states that the development field must take women's empowerment and gender inequities more seriously. She mentions the linkages between women's empowerment and development outcomes, and cites instances where organizations such as the Grameen Foundation and CARE fine-tuned their projects' approaches to gender and saw increases in nutrition, productivity, and income. Gates also discusses the Gates Foundation's approach to gender issues and development, noting that while the Gates Foundation has not always adequately addressed gender issues in the past, it will do so in the future through its Grand Challenges proposal.
Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
Gates, M. 2014. Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development. Science 345(6202): 1273‰ÛÒ1275.