The work of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) might seem very remote from the daily lives of most people. Trying to manage our own finances takes enough effort; unless you are an economist, following what is happening in the global economy may be just a thought too far.

It is a great pleasure therefore to see the results of the toils of IMF MD Christine Lagarde and her staff. Published 23 February 2015, the study ‘Fair Play: More Equal Laws Boost Female Labor Force Participation’ can be downloaded here http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2015/sdn1502.pdf

Women of the world: the IMF salutes your critical role in the global economy.