Macro-level policy solutions to promote women's economic empowerment in Africa

PEP is partnering with the Hewlett Foundation for a two-year initiative (2022-2024) to institutionalize capacity and processes for gender-sensitive policy practice and advocacy in Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Tanzania.

In line with, and to support the implementation of, the Foundation’s Strategy for Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE), the initiative aims to catalyze sustainable systemic and structural changes for the adoption, funding and implementation of gender-responsive macroeconomic policies, leading to greater gender equality, while strengthening the capacity of WEE advocates in target countries.

To achieve this, PEP will support in-country project teams, composed of local researchers and representatives of target stakeholders (government and non-government), to analyse and effective macro-level policy solutions to advance gender equality, in each of the three countries. The evidence that the in-country teams will produce will show, in a traceable way using a state-of-the-art modelling framework, how change for the better can be achieved.

The project teams will work closely with various potential research users from among policymaking institutions and other organizations working to advance women’s economic empowerment, who would be able to both support the teams’ research efforts and integrate evidence-informed decision-making into their processes.

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