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Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

The ILO approach to Women’s Entrepreneurship Development - Sustainable Enterprises

Type: Fact sheet
Date issued: 13 March 2012

The ILO Women’s Entrepreneurship Development (WED) programme works with partners to increase economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs by supporting them in starting, strengthening and expanding their enterprises.
The programme increases knowledge about women’s entrepreneurship and provides a platform for the voice of women entrepreneurs to be heard and contribute towards shaping policymaking. The WED programme builds on gender equality policies that are integrated across all the ILO’s work in enterprise development.

Tags: self employment, promotion of employment, education and training, training, training of trainers, lifelong learning, development projects, technical cooperation, gender and development, gender mainstreaming, working poor, business, cooperatives, enterprises, enterprise creation, enterprise development, microenterprises, small enterprises, entrepreneurship, low income, informal economy, productivity, microfinance, economic and social rights, gender equality, gender roles, womens empowerment, women, Arab countries

Regions and countries covered: Global

Unit responsible: Boosting Employment through Small Enterprise Development

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