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Intended primarily for development practitioners and policy makers, this is a library of useful information on development methods, good practice, shared experience and lessons learned.

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  • Against the odds, women are making political progress in Somalia Against the odds, women are making political progress in Somalia 10th May 2017

    As the international community gathers for the London Somalia Conference, the role of women in determining the country’s future is high on the agenda. So what are Somali women saying about women’s political participation in their country?

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  • Capturing complex change: Is it really all about confidence? Capturing complex change: Is it really all about confidence? 22nd May 2017

    For those of us that sing the praises of social accountability (citizen-driven initiatives to hold those in power to account), making a claim about “impact” (or transformative change) is a challenge we face on a daily basis. And CARE’s not alone. The title of the first session at an NGO political economy analysis working group at which I’m presenting this week (“Building the Evidence-base for Social Accountability”) speaks to the same concern.

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  • A systemic approach to working with the private sector on Women’s Economic Empowerment – where should we set the boundaries? A systemic approach to working with the private sector on Women’s Economic Empowerment – where should we set the boundaries? 17th May 2017

    My colleagues and I have spent a considerable share of our time during the past few months in discussions with our private sector partners, figuring out a common ground to work together on women’s economic empowerment (WEE). It can be an exciting but also somehow frustrating process as the potential scope of WEE interventions and the business case are always extremely broad, but the resources to invest are limited. For that reason, prioritisation is paramount. Ahead of the session on Systems Change for Women’s Economic Empowerment: How to work with companies? on 24 May at the SEEP Network Learning Forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Bangkok, here are some thoughts and lessons learned.

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Featured Publication

  • CARE’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy

    Women’s economic empowerment is one of four priority areas for CARE’s work, as set out in the CARE 2020 Program Strategy. This strategy on women’s economic empowerment…

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Featured Expert

  • Nelson Muffuh is Head of Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement, Post-2015 Development Planning Unit, Executive Office of the Secretary General to the United Nations

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