With this grant, Women Thrive Worldwide (formerly Women's Edge Coalition) would mobilize donors, governments, and citizen groups in and outside the education sector to strengthen learning in the global policy framework that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015. Women Thrive would also track and influence other policy debates on education and learning that intersect with the U.N.’s MDG process. These include UNESCO’s new set of Education for All goals, the Global Partnership for Education’s increased focus on learning, and other bilateral education programs.
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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.