Women’s Economic Empowerment & Accountable Investment
The Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment (CWEE) and the Center for Accountable Investment (CAI) at CIPE work together to advance gender equality and accountable investment in emerging markets to build more inclusive, thriving, and resilient economies and democracies that deliver for all citizens. CIPE approaches this work at the intersection of women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and accountable investment. The following are some examples of CIPE programming and areas of interest for future research, project and policy exploration.
CIPE’s CAI uses the concepts of constructive and corrosive capital to examine the many ways investments can undermine or support market and democratic institutions in recipient countries, as well as identify actions to strengthen economic resilience. Constructive and corrosive capital describe how investments, like foreign direct investment, enter countries and comply, or not, with clear, accountable market structures and regulations, which in turn affect how women and other minority groups can participate in the open economy.