In some settings, deep-rooted cultural and historical practices have narrowly defined women’s opportunities and roles. To address these inequalities, we lead activities that provide women with skills, resources, and access to participate fully in society. For example, in Afghanistan, we are helping young women launch government careers through innovative internship programs.
Creating Economic Growth in Haiti
Investing in Haiti's agriculture sector helped to modernize agriculture, reduce flooding threats, and create strong linkages between farmer organizations and private enterprises.
Investing in Afghanistan’s Future
Supporting and training micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises in Afghanistan, which comprise 80 percent of the labor force, has strengthened the country’s financial sector.
Stronger and Healthier Households in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan farmers are getting linked with buyers, financing, training, and inputs to sustainably increase incomes and improve nutrition in an effort to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable populations.
Empowerment at Your Doorstep: The Case of WEinSPIRE in Pakistan
This activity was one of the four winners of Chemonics’ recent Market Systems and Youth Enterprise Development Innovation Contest within the market systems track.This post originally appeared on Marketlinks. Working in a market system can mean that no endeavor or initiative is too big or too small if it can lead to transformative change. In Pakistan,…
The Importance of Their Stories: Women and HIV
Since the start of the global AIDS epidemic, women have been disproportionately affected by HIV. Today, women constitute for more than half of all people living with HIV. For women aged 15 to 44, HIV is the leading cause of death worldwide, with unsafe sex being the main risk factor in developing countries. Additionally, a…
3 Questions with Zahra Mir: Inspiring Women for Greater Social and Economic Inclusion in Pakistan
Why is social inclusion important for the development of Pakistan? Social inclusion of women is crucial to the development of Pakistan. Regarding economic growth, 24 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is derived from the agriculture sector, and over 55 percent of that sector is livestock. Small farmers own more than 85 percent…