Advancing Equality and Empowerment in Solar Home Systems Business Models: The critical role of the gender audit

  • Date Posted: September 15, 2021
  • Authors: Holly Krueger
  • Organizations/Projects: The Canopy Lab
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief

By Holly Lard Krueger, Bridie Laplace and Julia Sorensen

This brief presents the experience and lessons learned from two different market systems development (MSD) programs, Elan in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Women in Business (WIN) in Mozambique. These programs implemented gender audits as part of a broader strategy to advance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment with partner renewable energy companies – Altech (DRC) and ENGIE Energy Access Mozambique (formerly Fenix International).   It is intended for business managers and development practitioners interested in advancing sustainable, private-sector-led approaches to gender equality, social inclusion, and women’s economic empowerment.