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
May 22, 2020
This blog was originally posted on the Washington Business Dynamics blog by Mary Jane Maxwell and highlights the U.S. Development Finance Corporation's work on women's economic empowerment. U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is America’s development bank – with enhanced financial muscle...
May 18, 2020
While women are making progress in attracting venture capital and angel funding, they still are vastly underrepresented in the funding league tables.
May 15, 2020
This post introduces an April 2020 publication from ACDI/VOCA . Marginalized people become even more vulnerable in emergencies, which means that it’s important to consider how to incorporate a gender and social inclusion lens into our COVID-19 responses and adaptations.
May 14, 2020
The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth recently collaborated with Mercy Corp's virtual mentoring program, MicroMentor, to deliver an Arabic platform in Jordan and the MENA region.
May 12, 2020
In addition to its immediate adverse impact on women’s and girls’ health and education, the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to further exacerbate existing gender inequalities in economic opportunities across Sub-Saharan Africa.
May 08, 2020
How women, gender equality, and social norms are critical to recovering from the COVID-19 crisis.
May 07, 2020
How do agricultural households make decisions about the uptake of new practices or inputs alongside savings, credit, and insurance products? MEDA INNOVATE shares learnings on the potential of non-traditional finance to enable agricultural innovation adoption among smallholder farmers.
May 05, 2020
CARE’s experience points to massive market disruptions and food insecurity as a result of quarantine, restrictions on mobility, and a sudden diversion of additional resources into the immediate pandemic response.
Apr 27, 2020
This blog post highlights a resource from the SEEP Network that presents lessons learned on how to design & implement interventions that can pave the way for women’s digital financial empowerment across the MENA region and more widely.
Apr 22, 2020
This post shares guidance from the SEEP Network on how to apply the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards in a COVID-19 response.
Apr 16, 2020
This post introduces a new policy brief from CARE sharing potential gendered implications of COVID-19 and recommendations for development and government actors.
Apr 10, 2020
Sylvia Natukunda is feeling the effects of COVID-19. As the founder of Farm Reap, a Kampala, Uganda-based company that produces five flavors of yogurt, she is putting together a game plan on how to keep her business profitable.
Apr 03, 2020
This post introduces a resource from the United Nations Development Program and explores gender inequality and gender social norms.
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.