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
Apr 02, 2020
This J-PAL literature review draws from 160 randomized and natural experiments in low and middle-income countries to distill key lessons on what we know about supporting women’s agency based on quantitative evidence.
Apr 01, 2020
COVID-19 poses health and economic risks for savings groups as markets falter and mobility and community gathering are restrained. This post highlights guidance from CARE to help implementers consider how best to support savings groups and their members during this crisis.
Mar 20, 2020
This curriculum is designed to equip female sex workers (FSWs) with the skills needed to set life goals, communicate effectively, understand gender, take action against gender-based violence, empower themselves, and manage their finances and business affairs.
Mar 19, 2020
This blog post summarizes the Cracking the Nut conference held in October 2019 and presents the downloadable conference report.
Mar 11, 2020
Blended finance has demonstrated the ability to mobilize additional financing for gender-focused projects and companies that advantage women and narrow the gender gap, with a quarter of all blended transactions demonstrating alignment with SDG 5 (Gender Equality) to date.
Mar 10, 2020
Access to finance is a major pain point in market systems development, but how can we go beyond traditional financing methods to better reach agricultural businesses?
Apr 16, 2020
This webinar will share emerging lessons and results on the Arab Women's Enterprise Fund's approach to women's economic empowerment and will present lessons from the Practitioner Learning Brief on Making Digital Finance Work for Women in the MENA Region.
Mar 10, 2020
This live-streamed panel discussion will reflect on progress, challenges and opportunities for advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment internally, within food security programs at USAID.
Building a supportive enabling environment for women agri-entrepreneurs and agricultural wage workers is key to supporting women’s profitable participation in agricultural market systems.
Mar 02, 2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020, is International Women’s Day. Here are some previous blog posts from Marketlinks that detail the advancement of gender equality worldwide.
Mar 17, 2020
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
On Mar 17, join MEDA INNOVATE in Ottawa, Canada for #NTF4Ag: Emerging Lessons and New Frontiers, a learning event for practitioners to explore opportunities in non-traditional finance to design/deliver sustainable and scalable agricultural innovations for smallholder farmers.
Feb 20, 2020
This learning brief explores how improved male engagement can further strengthen Savings Groups as a platform for financial inclusion and women’s economic empowerment.
Jan 22, 2020
Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa.
Jan 24, 2020
Join a diverse group of practitioners this Friday, January 24 in a virtual bonfire chat about leveraging data to better understand, benefit and serve smallholder farmers, presented by MEDA's INNOVATE learning series.
Jan 17, 2020
Use of non-conventional collateral in agricultural lending, together with an effective registry system and appropriate regulatory frameworks, can contribute to improved access to and use of appropriate and affordable credit by smallholder women farmers.
Jan 03, 2020
As part of the 2019 Rural and Agricultural Finance State of the Sector series, this outcome area deep dive provides a new way of thinking about the global women’s economic empowerment challenge through a pathways lens.
Dec 23, 2019
It is essential that markets actively engage people, regardless of gender, to increase the likelihood of generating value-added solutions for society. In this context, gender inequities are not secondary but are of primary concern.
Dec 13, 2019
In Pakistan, promising small and medium-sized enterprises are turning their innovative ideas into reality — and improving livelihoods — with a boost from a special grant fund.