UNCDF Gender Financing Case Studies

The UNCDF Gender financing case studies report showcases 32 examples of how strategic financing interventions can promote women's economic empowerment and gender equality.

A core strategy is providing direct financing to women-owned SMEs, social enterprises, and gender-responsive businesses across sectors like agriculture, manufacturing, and elderly care. UNCDF has developed tools like the Women’s Economic Empowerment Index to identify viable investments that maximize impact. UNCDF also establishes financing mechanisms, including guarantee funds and partnerships with local banks, to increase women entrepreneurs' access to capital.

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