March 2, 2016

USAID Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality Assessment Report

Written by Elise Young and Andrea Bertone, FHI 360

African woman holding young girl
In March 2012, USAID released the Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy and launched a new era of gender work at the Agency. USAID’s implementation of this policy has been instrumental in improving the way the international development community addresses gender equality and female empowerment worldwide. The Agency sees these as goals in and of themselves, as well as key strategies towards eliminating extreme poverty.

The goal of this assessment is to provide an overview of both USAID-funded and externally funded programs and activities supporting women’s economic empowerment and equality (WE3).

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