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WE3 Assessment on Integrating WE3 Into Labor, Small and Medium Enterprise Development, and The Enabling Environment in Sri Lanka

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Banyan Global is implementing the global Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality Technical Assistance (WE3 TA) task order, awarded under the Advancing the Agenda of Gender Equality (ADVANTAGE) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Under the direction of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (E3/GenDev), Banyan Global provides advisory services to stakeholders to better analyze, design, implement, and monitor interventions addressing women’s economic empowerment and equality constraints and opportunities in support of USAID’s Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy.

Under WE3 TA, Banyan Global conducted a WE3 assessment to present results and recommendations and to advise the USAID/Sri Lanka economic growth office’s design team on how to ensure the integration of women’s economic empowerment into the design of a new five-year/19.5 million dollar activity to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grow and to increase women’s labor force participation in Sri Lanka.