Women still have fewer economic rights, less access to economic opportunities and less control over economic resources than men due to a range of social, legal and political inequalities. Women’s economic empowerment (WEE) is one of four priority areas for CARE’s work, as set out in the CARE 2020 Programme Strategy. This report articulates why and how we work to drive women’s economic empowerment, our reach and impact to date and some lessons we have learned along the way.

Latest Publications

State of practice: Savings groups and the role of government in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Co-authors: SEEP Network, FSDA, Itad
  • Published: January 2019

Insuring for a changing climate - A review and reflection on CARE’s experience with microinsurance

  • Countries: Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Published: January 2019

Advancing towards promoting inclusive governance in fragile settings - A learning brief

  • Countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan
  • Co-authors: CARE Nederland
  • Published: January 2019

The why and how of women’s political influence in fragile contexts

  • Countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Rwanda
  • Co-authors: CARE Nederland
  • Published: January 2019

Doing Development Differently in the Global South – Workshop Report

  • Countries: Global
  • Co-authors: British Council
  • Published: January 2019

Women’s space facilitators training module – Indashyikirwa programme

  • Countries: Rwanda
  • Co-authors: DFID, Rwanda Women’s Network, Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre
  • Published: December 2018

Opinion leaders training module – Indashyikirwa programme

  • Countries: Rwanda
  • Co-authors: DFID, Rwanda Women’s Network, Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre
  • Published: December 2018

Couple curriculum training module – Indashyikirwa programme

  • Countries: Rwanda
  • Co-authors: DFID, Rwanda Women’s Network, Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre
  • Published: December 2018