Support to Women Economic Empowerment in the Southern Neighbourhood – Developing tools and skills for women’s access to finance

Opportunity type : Calls for Proposals
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In the Southern Neighbourhood, women can be important agents of change and economic resilience. Women’s economic empowerment is key to reducing poverty and inequalities and to achieving inclusive and sustainable growth under the 2030 Agenda4.

A stronger participation of women in employment, entrepreneurship and public life could substantially accelerate economic growth, financial inclusion, job creation, and the postCOVID19 recovery. Estimates show that if women had similar labour force participation rates as men, household earnings in the region could rise by up to 25%, increasing their families’ and communities’ wellbeing.

The global objective of this call for proposals is to support the economic empowerment of women in the
Southern Neighbourhood

The specific objective of this call for proposals is to enhance women’s financial inclusion and access to finance through the development of innovative products and skills.

The expected outputs to be delivered by this call for proposals are:

  1. Availability and accessibility of financial and nonfinancial services and products, including digital ones, are increased for women’s economic activity;
  2. Women’s skills to access and make use of financial and nonfinancial services and products for their economic activity, are improved, particularly for underserved groups.

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia