Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative
When women are economically empowered, they re-invest in their families and communities, producing a multiplier effect that spurs economic growth and contributes to global peace and stability. In February 2019, President Trump, established the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, the first whole-of-government effort to advance global women’s economic empowerment.
W-GDP seeks to reach 50 million women in the developing world by 2025 through U.S. government activities, private-public partnerships, and a new, innovative fund.
In July 2019, W-GDP announced the first round of incentive funding—14 new projects with more than 200 public- and private-sector partners across 22 countries! These partnerships, which include representatives from bilateral and multilateral donors, non-government organizations, universities, foreign governments, and the private sector, will enable W-GDP to reach more than 100,000 women over the coming years in support of its three pillars. Learn more.
OPIC is focused on providing women in the developing world access to finance, jobs, and services that enhance economic opportunity. INVEST IN WOMEN. INVEST IN THE WORLD. Mobilizing more than $1 billion globally.
The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative was announced at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in July 2017 and launched in October 2017 at the World Bank. We-Fi is an unprecedented opportunity to harness the public and private sectors to open new doors for women entrepreneurs across the developing world.
Today, 1.7 billion women in low- and middle-income countries still do not own mobile phones. Advancing women’s digital connectivity is key to promoting their empowerment in an increasingly digital world. WomenConnect Challenge seeks to bridge the gender digital divide so that women can fully participate in the global economy.
International Visitor Leadership Program
The International Visitor Leadership Program, or IVLP, will bring participants from around the world to the United States to examine best practices for reducing restrictive legal, regulatory, and cultural barriers to women’s full and free participation in the economy.