Gender equality and women’s empowerment are important considerations in making markets more inclusive. There is also strong evidence that economies that better utilise the expertise and time of women are more likely to prosper.
Development programs are adopting different approaches to promoting gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. These include:
• Gender mainstreaming: Integrating gender equality measures within programs including addressing barriers to women’s participation.
• Gender targeting: Initiatives that are focused on women, such as providing loans to women-led enterprises.
• Inclusive business: An entrepreneurial initiative seeking to build bridges between business and low-income populations for the benefit of both
• Market systems development: An approach that aims to tackle the underlying causes of market failure and poverty, rather than just finding solutions to the superficial symptoms.
The Engaging Women in Markets – Online Seminar Series aims to bring together Australian Government-funded programs, including Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Promoting Rural Incomes through Support for Markets in Agriculture, Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain Program, Market Development Facility and Investing in Women to share and document approaches and lessons on gender and women’s economic empowerment.
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