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Investing in Women Phase 2 Investment Design Document Update

Investing in Women Phase 2 Investment Design Document Update

Investing in Women (IW) is a multi-country Australian Government initiative in Southeast Asia that seeks to improve women’s economic participation as employees and as entrepreneurs, and influence the enabling environment to promote Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE). It commenced in April 2016 with operations in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar and is managed out of the Gender Equality Branch (GEB) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra.

Phase 1 is scheduled for completion at the end of June 2019. Although the original Investing in Women Investment Design Document (IDD) set the strategic framework for the full duration of the program with completion in June 2023, it was agreed that this would be ‘refreshed’ prior to Phase 2. This updated IDD reflects: a) opportunities and constraints of the evolving operational environments; b) the policy and budgetary settings of the Australian Government; and c) lessons from Phase 1 implementation as identified through an independent Review process.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction: Investment Design Document Update Process
  • Analysis and Strategic Context
  • Investment Description
  • Implementation Arragements
  • Phase 1 Review Synthesis

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