Women and trade
4 ways to empower women in the world's poorest countriesWomen and trade
Women could have a big impact on struggling economies, with studies showing improved gender parity goes hand-in-hand with greater growth. Yet least developed countries (LDCs) face considerable hurdles in improving women’s lives and realizing these benefits.
New initiative aims at transforming economic lives of women in Least Developed CountriesWomen and trade
TOKYO – 23 MARCH 2019 – Across the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs), women continue to face constraints that limit their participation in trade.
Speaking from the heart: Empowering women to share business ideasWomen and trade
EIF has been working with hundreds of entrepreneurs for the past few years, to help them build and implement strategies for brand promotion, participate in regional and international trade fairs, improve in processing capabilities and value addition as well as provide support to cooperatives
Dragons' Den: Bright ideas for inclusive trade development in LDCsWomen and trade
Representatives from LDCs had the unique opportunity to pitch new investment opportunities that support inclusive trade to the experts, and received immediate feedback
Talking trade strategies for small businesses, women, and youthWomen and trade
This session gathered ministers from LDCs and global leaders to discuss implementation of trade strategies and national-level plans in light of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Princess of Burkina Faso Abze Djigma: On the need to support small businesses in LDCs, and good financeWomen and trade
We need to be in the driver's seat of economic growth because it's important for us and for the next generation, and is the right pathway to trade with other countries. It's my duty to start doing some of the homework to facilitate trade
OECD event parses unleashing the potential of women and youthWomen and trade
On 5 April the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) opened its doors to welcome over 500 participants, including government officials, private sector, civil society and academia, to brainstorm on what needs to be done to empower 4.6 billion women and youth worldwide.
In Vanuatu, ‘market mamas’ are taking care of businessWomen and trade
Women entrepreneurs are helping to restore island nation’s economy after the ravages of Cyclone Pam
Wanjira Mathai on women's renewable energy entrepreneurship in LDCsWomen and trade
EIF Coordinators Hang Tran and Simon Hess interview Wanjira Mathai of wPOWER partnership on women's entrepreneurship in renewables
Taking female-led businesses from local to globalWomen and trade
International Women's Day discussion highlights the need for entrepreneurship and markets, and what comes next The flashing images show women from across the world at work – in fields and offices, on boats and streets, at home and abroad.
Women at the helm of Senegal’s burgeoning mango industryWomen and trade
Aminata Dominique Diouf was seven years old when her father bought a small farm 15 minutes from the Senegal-Gambia border.
EIF impact on women in the Least Developed CountriesWomen and trade
Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Ratnakar Adhikari discusses the impact EIF has on the lives and livelihoods of women in Least Developed Countries (LCDs). [quote]
Cambodia: Trade and promoting equal gender opportunities and empowering women and girlsWomen and trade
“My hopes are that in the future, if I can just get support from buyers who order the silk, I will be happy.”
Improved trade policies in fish sectors could address gender inequalitiesWomen and trade
New UNCTAD-EIF study of the fisheries sector in The Gambia shows trade policies have to be inclusive if they are to reduce poverty.