Women’s economic empowerment exists when women can equitably participate in, contribute to, and benefit from economic opportunities as workers, consumers, entrepreneurs, and investors.
Women’s Economic Empowerment
A partnership with USAID, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, and the Visa Foundation aims to address barriers that women entrepreneurs face by building supportive entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging markets.
This post explores how USAID is mobilizing institutional investors to develop Africa's infrastructure through an initiative called MiDA, which connects American investors to the local partners.
Oct 18, 2019
This post introduces a paper from the International Labour Organization highligthing a framework for assessing the efficacy of business models. The paper extracts five key lessons for implementers to improve the way they engage with the private sector in building win-win models.
Oct 16, 2019
This paper evaluates the impact of a policy intervention aiming to empower adolescent women in Uganda. The findings are significant for designing future programs for female youth and women's economic empowerment.
Oct 15, 2019
An intervention including business training and health education was implemented in Mozambique, where girls are at elevated risk for acquiring HIV. As part of a mixed-methods evaluation, we describe perceived effects of the intervention on girls’ sexual behavior and school attendance.
Oct 24, 2019
Join SCALE for the Building Household Resilience with Inclusive Financial and Market Systems webinar on Thursday, October 24th at 10 am EST. This webinar will examine how the Food for Peace-funded ENSURE DFSA in Zimbabwe enhanced household-level resilience through an integrated systems approach.
Oct 14, 2019
Biodiversity Hub is a project aimed at curbing the impacts of climate change ,promote conservation of biodiversity, promote greener environment and raise 3000 youth and women green entrepreneurs by the year 2022 If your organization is working on conservation of biodiversity, Agroecolodgy, green...
Oct 08, 2019
This post introduces a case study, Confronting Organisational Challenges to Mainstreaming Women’s Economic Empowerment in Market Systems Development Programs: Lessons from AIP-Rural, authored by Holly Lard Krueger, Giulia Salmaso, and Dhita Larasati. This work was supported by a DFAT funded MSD...
Oct 03, 2019
This report details findings from a qualitative assessment of the Siyakha Girls pilot conducted by ASPIRES in August 2019.
Oct 03, 2019
This post presents a Final Report: A Mixed Methods Evaluation of a Social and Economic Empowerment Intervention to Reduce Adolescent Girls' Vulnerability to HIV in Zambézia Province, Mozambique.