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Fact Sheet: Women’s Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality in Trade Facilitation—The Role of Customs and Border Services (French)

Through its efforts to support women’s economic empowerment and gender equality (WEEGE), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to enhancing women’s roles in trade. To better understand the context, opportunities and challenges and to explore innovative ways to integrate, address and strengthen WEEGE in trade, Banyan Global conducted a WEEGE assessment focusing on three questions. 1) To what extent is women’s economic empowerment and gender equality integrated into customs and border agency services, operations, and personnel management, across various functions? 2) How do WEEGE gaps in services affect women participating in trade? 3) What changes may be needed in processes, procedures, infrastructure, and systems, to achieve more equitable access, treatment, and opportunities for women in trade?

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