The development objective of the Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) is to increase governments' and private sectors' take-up of effective policies to address the underlying causes of gender inequality in Africa, particularly in terms of women's economic and social empowerment. The development objective of this work program with the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice (T&C) is to assess the effectiveness of innovative interventions aimed at addressing gender disparities in the private sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.
By generating rigorous evidence about what works and what doesn't to address gender gaps in entrepreneurship, this work program aims to support the development of more effective projects and informed policy dialogue and action.
This BBL provides an overview of the ongoing GIL/T&C work program, including to report initial findings from impact evaluations and the research uptake strategy in various countries including Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Togo, Uganda and South Africa.
Note: This is a learning event on pilots to foster gender equality within private sector development supported by FIAS Gender Program