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
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.
Sep 23, 2019
These papers examine the pathways between Savings Groups and women's empowerment, the evidence with respect to various outcome areas, and how women's empowerment outcomes can be enhanced and better sustained through Savings Groups.
Sep 20, 2019
In this paper, we explore emic definitions of respect and girls’ good behaviour and perceptions of how the intervention caused improvements in behaviour from the perspective of intervention participants, their heads of household, influential men in their lives, and community members.
Sep 19, 2019
This post highlights the USAID-funded Cooperative Development Program, which promotes measurable impacts on women’s earning potential and leadership in cooperative organizations in Rwanda.
Sep 25, 2019
Join The SEEP Network for a webinar on September 25th exploring the topic of blockchain and how it can be applied within women's economic empowerment programming. The webinar will also showcase two practical use cases for how blockchain has been applied to financial services and supply chain management to empower female-owned MSMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Apr 20, 2020 to Apr 23, 2020
The third annual Market Systems Symposium offers the opportunity to collaborate with leading experts and professionals from around the world to advance conversations exploring innovations in research and the application of market systems development tools and strategies.
Aug 29, 2019
This is the first in a two-part blog series. It draws on ongoing research in South Sudan funded by USAID/OFDA and implemented by Mercy Corps and the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University. This post presents research findings on the importance of social connections for coping and recovery.
Sep 26, 2019
Join speakers from USAID's Food for Peace for a webinar sharing practical experiences, successes and challenges in engaging the private sector and working with women and youth.
Mar 10, 2020 to Mar 12, 2020
Durban, South Africa
SG2020: The Future of Savings Groups will take place on March 10-12, 2020 in Durban, South Africa, and offer a platform for attendees to connect, engage and learn from each other about the challenges and opportunities they face in supporting Savings Groups worldwide.
Aug 23, 2019
The ASPIRES Zimbabwe DREAMS Job Demand Market Analysis lays out a strategy to support youth employment and microenterprise development programs that place adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in jobs or self-employment, building on a comprehensive job demand market analysis tailored to the situation of AGYW in Zimbabwe.
Apr 19, 2019
On April 19, 2019, USAID hosted the Digital Financial Inclusion for Development Forum to showcase the latest evidence in inclusive digital services on development outcomes, emerging models and best practices.
Aug 19, 2019
This post starts an important evidence-based discussion about why diversity and inclusion are central to addressing complex challenges.
Aug 16, 2019
Listen to Young Women Transform, a new podcast on Youth-led development from USAID's Office of Education exploring lessons about youth-led development.