This grant would accelerate the momentum Women Thrive Worldwide and partner organizations in the Global South have generated to add learning and gender equity indicators to the post-2015 development framework. Women Thrive itself will be involved in advocating for the inclusion of equitable learning in a new framework, and it will work to amplify the voices of Global South organizations as it mobilizes key donors, governments, and citizen groups globally, in and outside the education sector, to influence the goal-setting process.
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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.