Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
Enhancing Women’s Access to Markets: An Overview of Donor Programs and Best Practices
This document summarizes the findings from a recent survey of DAC members’ programs and projects that address improving market access for women entrepreneurs and wage earners in developing countries. The study focuses on a number of key impediments to women’s access to labor markets, financial markets and markets for goods and services in developing countries.
Emphasis is placed upon those projects and programs that ameliorate gender-specific barriers to market entry and enhance women’s productive activities and contributions to local and national economies. The report presents an overview of key programs and projects undertaken by DAC members’ and provides recommendations for best practices to enhance women’s
access to markets.