Report

Gender and climate finance

Climate finance can catalyse the much-needed transition to zero-carbon and climate-resilient development while also fostering equitable social policy, including gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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Reaching the last-mile: Women’s social and sustainable energy entrepreneurship

With the support of the US State Department’s wPOWer program, Solar Sister partnered with MIT’s Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) to study last-mile customer preferences and evaluate the reach of Solar Sister’s women-centered distribution chain. MIT conducted over 600 interviews in Tanzania with both Solar Sister customers and non-customers. This report highlights the findings.

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Business Environment Reform and Gender

Gender-sensitive reform of the complex policy, legal, institutional, and regulatory conditions that govern business activities has the potential to positively impact women’s economic empowerment, support the fight against poverty and contribute to business and macro- economic performance. Yet to date there has been a lack of research providing insights into good practices and lessons learned in gender-sensitive Business Environment Reform (BER) and how BER can help women’s economic empowerment.

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