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GEWEP II: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Programme II Final Report

August 31, 2020

The Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Program (GEWEP) II was implemented over four years from March 2016 through February 2020. GEWEP II worked with and for poor women and girls in some of the world's most fragile states: Burundi, DRC, Mali, Myanmar, Niger and Rwanda. By the end of the program period, GEWEP IIreached more than 1 161 869women and girls, mainly through Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs). Norad has supported VSLAs since they were first piloted by CARE in Niger in 1991. Since then, Norad has supported over 49 722 groups encompassing more than 1 150 625 women. This includes GEWEP II and previous programming, which GEWEP II builds on. During GEWEP II, more than 16 070 new groups were established. This is a key method for providing financial services to poor women and girls, and an important contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 2, 5, 8 and 9, which all mention access to financial services.This report includes results on outcome and output level, of which the outcome level results were presented in detail in the GEWEP II Result Report submitted in May 2019. The table below summarizes the results at outcome level, for the global indicators that were collected across all program countries. These indicators were collected at the population level in the intervention zones. Overall, there has been positive change in the perception and attitude to women's economic, political and social empowerment in the intervention zones. On a national level, there has been positive changes in legislation, but implementation remains a challenge. A few indicators saw negative change. In Burundi, the percentage of women who state they are able to influence decisions went down from baseline, although it is still high at 88%. In Niger, the patriarchy remains strong, but despite challenges in changing men's attitudes, women have reported increased participation and social inclusion. The indicator focusing on women's sole decision-making saw little progress as the program worked more towards joint decision making. 

Partnering to Realize the Girl Effect: Learnings from a Decade of Delivering for Girls

June 15, 2019

This report summarizes learnings from more than a decade of work, including more than $132 million in investments in more than 80 countries via a network of 140 organizations, occurring between 2004 and 2017. It is the culmination of a review of program reports and evaluations from more than 280 grants and initiatives, as well as interviews with current and former NoVo Foundation and Nike Foundation staff and partners.Our goal was to share lessons and insights that might be useful for others. This document is not a field guide for implementing specific programs, but rather a collection of learnings to inform program design.

Qualitative Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Gender Transformative Programming on Changing Gender and Social Norms and Women’s Empowerment

December 1, 2018

The "Win-Win for Gender, Agriculture and Nutrition: Testing a Gender-Transformative Approach from Asia in Africa" is a project aimed at establishing a comparison between a gender-transformative model to achieve gender equality (the "EKATA" model), and a gender-mainstreamed approach in the agriculture sector ("Gender-Light model"), in which basic activities around gender are integrated into a program whose principle focus and measures of success are women's economic empowerment through agriculture and micro-enterprise development.The qualitative research is using in-depth interviews and Focus Group Discussions(FGDs) of a subset of women and their spouses who are participating in the program. For the in-depth interviews, 30 people (22 women and their spouses) were selected and are followed every year to document different pathways to empowerment. They were randomly selected from a strata of all women interviewed at baseline to reflect different social economic and marital status. On the other hand, 106 people (45 men and 61 women) participated in a total of ten FGDs.Data was collected on gender division of labour, decision making in the household, control over income, ownership of assets, nutrition, production, general life satisfaction, empowerment, autonomy, leadership and collective action, couple conflict and gender based violence and men's care giving practices.

Atelier régional sur l’assainissement rural en Afrique australe et orientale

June 14, 2018

La CLTS Knowledge Hub, basée à l'Institute of Development Studies, a organisé un atelier régional à Arusha en Tanzanie, du 16 au 20 avril 2018 avec l'aide de la SNV Tanzanie. L'événement a réuni les personnes impliquées dans la programmation de l'EAH en milieu rural dans huit pays de la région (Burundi, Érythrée, Éthiopie, Kenya, Malawi, Ouganda, Tanzanie et Zambie) aux côtés d'experts travaillant aux niveaux régional et mondial. Durant les cinq jours de l'atelier, les participants ont échangé leurs expériences, les innovations, les problèmes rencontrés et les acquis et ils ont recensé les manques de connaissances dans le but d'améliorer les capacités et l'apprentissage futur et d'arriver à un consensus sur la façon d'aller de l'avant. Par ailleurs, la SNV Tanzanie a facilité une visite d'étude dans ses zones du projet Assainissement durable et Hygiène pour Tous (SSH4A) dans les districts de Babati et Karatu.Cette note d'apprentissage présente les problèmes les plus communs et les obstacles à la réalisation de l'Objectif de développement durable (ODD) 6.2 que les participants à l'atelier ont identifiés dans toute la région. Elle résume les discussions qui se sont tenues toute la semaine, met en avant les pratiques prometteuses et considère des actions prioritaires pour aller de l'avant.

East and Southern Africa Regional Rural Sanitation Workshop

May 24, 2018

The CLTS Knowledge Hub, based at the Institute of Development Studies, convened a regional workshop in Arusha, Tanzania, 16-20 April 2018 with support from SNV Tanzania. The event brought together those engaged in rural WASH programming from eight countries across the region (Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) alongside experts working at regional and global levels. Over the course of five days participants shared experiences, innovations, challenges and learning, and mapped gaps in knowledge with the aim of improving capacity and future learning, and building consensus on the way forward. SNV Tanzania also facilitated a field visit to its Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) project areas in Babati and Karatu districts.This learning brief presents the common challenges and barriers to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6.2 that the workshop participants identified across the region. It summarises discussions held across the week, highlights promising practices and considers priority actions moving forward.

Annual Report 2013: From Access to Inclusion

June 26, 2014

This document presents an annual report of Women's World Banking, which works with their network and their clients to understand their financial needs, look for new market opportunities to meet those needs, develop tools and programs that support financial institutions to better serve low-income women, beta test financial products and services tailored to meet women's needs, and apply learning from beta tests to bring these products to scale.

Securing Women's Land Rights: Learning From Successful Experiences in Rwanda and Burundi

June 1, 2014

This document presents securng womens land rights and learning from successful experiences in Rwanda and Burundi. One of the best ways to learn is to experience: this allows people to see, touch, and "taste" new approaches, knowledge, and methodologies, which can then be shared and applied elsewhere. This is what a "Learning Route" aims to do, and this was the aim of the "Innovative Tools and Approaches to Secure Women's Land Rights" Learning Route, which took place in Rwanda and Burundi on 4-11 February 2014. The intention was to learn from the experiences of diverse organisations working to promote women's land rights. Those participating in the Learning Route, the ruteros, were 16 women and men working for civil society organisations (CSOs) and government programmes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, ranging in age from those in their 20s just starting out to those in their 50s with decades of experience. Together, they visited three CaseStudy projects, one in Rwanda and two in Burundi, to learn about tools and approaches used to secure women's land rights and to question the implementing organisations, local leaders, and women and men from local communities to better understand how these worked in practice.

The Use of Financial Inclusion Data Country CaseStudy: BURUNDI - Using National Survey Data to Formulate a Financial Inclusion Strategy

January 1, 2014

This document presents a CaseStudy on suing national survey data to formulate a financial inclusion strategy. Driven by the need to provide better data, BRB launched the country's first national-level financial inclusion survey projectfunded by AFI. The goalwas to establish a baseline to inform policy decisions aimed at deepening the level of financial inclusion in Burundi. Moreover, collecting comprehensive financial inclusion data was seen as one of the steps that the BRB planned to take in its journey towards the establishment of a national financial inclusion strategy in Burundi.

Women and Natural Resources Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential

November 14, 2013

This report focuses on the relationship between women and natural resources in conflict-affected settings, and discusses how the management of natural resources can be used to enhance women's engagement and empowerment in peacebuilding processes. Part I of the report examines the relationship between women and natural resources in peacebuilding contexts, reviewing key issues across three main categories of resources: land, renewable and extractive resources. Part II discusses entry points for peacebuilding practitioners to address risks and opportunities related to women and natural resource management, focusing on political participation, protection and economic empowerment.

La Contribution des Institutions de Micro Finance au Financement des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises et l'Autonomisation des Femmes au Burundi

November 1, 2013

This document examines the contribution of microfinance institutions (MFIs) on the performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the empowerment of women in Burundi. Its overall objective is to analyze the impact of the services of MFIs on SMEs and women's empowerment. Several specific objectives were formulated and analyses were guided by two assumptions: MFIs are the main source of funding for MFIs one hand, and they are a lever of empowerment of women. The study uses in its methodological aspect a combination of statistical approaches. The study focused on three targets: the IMF on the supply side, SMEs and Beneficiaries of ECCS on the demand side.

Economic Empowerment Strategies for Adolescent Girls: A Research Study Conducted for the Adolescent Girls' Advocacy and Leadership Initiative

July 3, 2013

This document presents research, which investigates economic empowerment strategies for adolescent girls, analyzing data from a wide array of initiatives. It focuses on the three primary strategies used to promote adolescent girls' economic empowerment: (1) Financial Services Strategies, which include microcredit, youth savings initiatives, and financial literacy education; (2) Employment Strategies, which include vocational training and initiatives focusing on the school-to-work transition; and (3) Life-Skills and Social Support Strategies, which include creating social networks and providing reproductive health and gender equity training. The report identifies key findings from the field and develops recommendations to inform future program development for civil society organizations and funders working in the field of adolescent girls' economic empowerment.

Equipping Girls to Change the World: Why Investment Works

January 31, 2013

This article presents the girl effect and its movement. It's about leveraging the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countries and the world. It's about making girls visible and changing their social and economic dynamics by providing them with specific, powerful and relevant resources. Here on girleffect.org you'll find the information and tools you need to unleash the girl effect. You'll discover case studies that show the girl effect in action, plus toolkits, images, videos and insights documents to download and use in your own work. And this is just the start. ?Take our content. Use it. Share it. Join the movement. Change the world. (Example of resources on site: Presentation on "Empowering Girls with Economic Assets" -- http://www.girleffect.org/explore/empowering-girls-with-economic-assets/deck-empowering-girls-with-the-right-assets)