This renewal grant would support Women Thrive's advocacy for more effective and accountable development assistance. Women Thrive is an active leader within the Hewlett Foundation-supported Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network. Over the next eighteen months, Women Thrive will continue working closely with the Network to build the case for comprehensive reform among policymakers and the public. Women Thrive also leads outreach efforts to the community of women's organizations working on development issues and promotes gender integration-which ensures that both men and women participate in and benefit from U.S. assistance-as a key principle of reform.
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for research on women's economic empowerment issues
With this project grant, Women Thrive will conduct an overview of existing research and data on the following themes: 1) Women's participation in the informal and formal sector; 2) women's access to and ownership of land, property, and financial assets; and 3) women's access to local, regional, and global markets. Women Thrive will meeting with regional and national networks and collectives within the global south to assess priorities around the themes mentioned and identify any alternative themes for policy mapping and advocacy interventions. Building on this work, Women Thrive will map out any potential policy interventions and potential for future advocacy. Finally, Women Thrive will propose a policy agenda for future work on a focused area of economic opportunities for women.
for a project to promote more effective U.S. development assistance
With this project grant, Women Thrive Worldwide would advance the following outcomes: (1) the U.S. government would take meaningful steps toward fundamental foreign aid reform with evidence of those reforms at the field level; (2) proposed and prospective budget reductions to global poverty-focused assistance and to the institutions that manage and deliver U.S. aid would be minimized; and (3) social and gender analysis would be incorporated into the design, implementation, and monitoring of U.S. development assistance programs to ensure that both men and women benefit. Women Thrive’s work in these areas would support and operate in tandem with the Hewlett Foundation-funded Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network.