Acting Now for Change: Developing Tools to Improve Women’s Economic Empowerment
Globally, just 55 percent of women (ages 15-64) are engaged in the labor force, compared to 78 percent of men. On average, women earn approximately 80 percent of what men earn. However, women represent 85 percent of all consumer purchases worldwide, controlling $20 trillion in global spending. These statistics point to a clear disparity between women’s participation in and contribution to the global economy. To move the needle on women’s economic empowerment, Banyan Global is implementing the Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality Technical Assistance (WE3 TA) project, a task order under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Advancing the Agenda of Gender Equality (ADVANTAGE) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.