Women's Economic Empowerment: Pushing the Frontiers of Inclusive Market Development

USAID’s Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project has developed a framework that helps development practitioners understand market systems and offers guidance on interventions to increase women’s leadership and participation. Core principles from the framework include: 1) empowerment is about more than just access, 2) facilitate institutional change to address inequality, 3) women need to be leaders of change and not just the recipients of change and 4) know which rules to change and which to keep. 

Microlinks, January 2015