Economic Empowerment of Youth & Women

UNCDF’s financing models are actively addressing the economic empowerment of women and youth. They are meeting the need for customized financial services and infrastructure and other services for women, and provide young people with both financial services and economic opportunities to lead productive lives. They also address structural barriers to women’s access to economic activities, working closely with UNDP and UN Women.

What projects is the Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth Window funding and where?

Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD)www.uncdf.org/ield

PRESENT IN: Bangladesh and Tanzania Plan of expansion in Bhutan, Lesotho, Mozambique and Uganda

Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations (SHIFT)http://shift.uncdf.org

PRESENT IN: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam.
Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines Thailand, Singapore - policy interventions and work on cross-border remittances
Plan for adaptation in Bangladesh and other member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Finance for Women Economic Empowerment (FIWEE)www.uncdf.org/fiwee

Focus countries within Africa are being determined

YouthStart Globalwww.uncdf.org/youthstart

PRESENT IN: Benin, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia