Women's Empowerment

Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains

The objective of this report is to identify areas that the African Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners could target to empower women economically in agriculture. Addressing the barriers that reduce the participation of women along the agricultural value chain, from production through to processing and trade will be pivotal in transforming their role in the sector and in empowering them economically.

Investing in Women along Agribusiness Value Chains

This report aims to help companies close productivity and efficiency gaps in agribusiness value chains, particularly those in smallholder production. At each stage—(1) input provision and use; (2) production; (3) post-harvest processing and storage; and (4) transportation, marketing, and sales—it outlines key challenges that women face, highlights business benefits, and offers potential private sector solutions.

Investing for Positive Impact on Women

This paper applies the Total Portfolio Activation framework to help mission investors maximize their social and environmental impact across their entire portfolios and to generate positive benefits for women and girls. It presents concrete examples of leading opportunities, as well as a variety of case studies of investors, funds, and initiatives that integrate gender considerations into their investment activities.

Women, Energy, and Economic Empowerment

This report highlights that with a “gender lens” approach to energy access programs, the millions of dollars flowing to energy access initiatives around the globe can have a greater impact on women’s empowerment.The purpose of this report is to reach a common understanding of this linkage and to establish a framework that takes this into account.

Delivering on the Paris Promises: Combating Climate Change while Protecting Rights Recommendations for the Negotiations of the Paris Rule Book

This Briefing Paper explores the key human rights and environmental and social principles set forth in the preamble of the Paris Agreement, including the linkages to existing international obligations, and how these principles can be integrated into four key elements of the Paris Rule Book: Nationally Determined Contributions, Adaptation Communications, the Transparency Framework, and the Global Stocktake (without precluding the relevance of other aspects of the work of the APA or work under

Leave No One Behind: Taking Action for Transformational Change on Women’s Economic Empowerment

This is the second report of the UNHigh-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment and stresses that building women’s economic empowerment must be done in ways that leaves nobody behind, particularly the most marginalized women at the bottom of the pyramid. The Panel lays out concrete actions for accelerating progress towards women’s full and equal economic participation.

A ‘How To’ Guide to Measuring Women's Empowerment- Sharing experience from Oxfam’s impact evaluations

This Oxfam's Women’s Empowerment  Index supports efforts to rigorously assess, demonstrate and learn about the impact of development interventions that are working towards women’s empowerment.

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