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Democracy That Delivers #290: Women and Girls Empowered – Grameen Foundation

10.19.2021 |
Democracy that Delivers picks up the “Women and Girls Empowered” (WAGE) mini-series where the opening episode left off, spotlighting the women’s empowerment projects of the core partners of WAGE. In the second of these four episodes, our host Ken Jaques is joined by Grameen F...

CIPE Contest Winner Highlights the Influence of Associations in Africa

07.13.2021
In Africa, there are more businesses run by women than men. But according to the World Bank, women entrepreneurs earn 34% less profits than men. This gap presents a unique opportunity for African business associations to cater to women entrepreneurs. As part of Women’s History Month, CIPE ran a co...

Help Small Businesses to Keep Helping Us

05.27.2021
Small businesses will have an indispensable role in vitalizing the US economy after COVID-19. Nearly two-thirds of net job growth and 44% of American economic activity comes from small businesses, which can serve as an indication of how well the economy is performing. When recessions hit, small busi...

Supporting Women in the Informal Sector in Jigjiga, Ethiopia

05.26.2021
In Ethiopia’s Somali Regional State, the economy is driven by the informal sector. In Jigjiga – the regional state’s capital and the major city along the border of Ethiopia and Somalia – informal business is the main source of employment and income for a considerable number of women, particu...
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