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Widening the Lens, Looking Further Ahead: Options for Australian Support of Gender Lens Investing Post-Investing in Women

Edward T. Jackson

2021

Vietnam The Philippines Indonesia

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Widening the Lens, Looking Further Ahead: Options for Australian Support of Gender Lens Investing Post-Investing in Women

Widening the Lens, Looking Further Ahead: Options for Australian Support of Gender Lens Investing Post-Investing in Women

This discussion paper seeks to widen the analytic lens and look further ahead in considering the actors, factors and trends, and barriers and opportunities, for a follow-on program for Investing in Women. In particular, it presents comments on the findings from the Investing in Women Phase 2 (2019-23) Mid-Term Review Pathway 2 Report for future recommendations on appropriate catalytic use of grant funding for Women’s Economic Empowerment with regard to the Gender Lens Investing (GLI) ecosystem already built by Investing in Women’s Pathway 2 in South East Asia and efforts to consolidate and grow the GLI ecosystem in the region.

This paper also provides further recommendations for future funding that would:

  • enhance the sustainability of this ecosystem;
  • offer catalytic and appropriate use of grant funds;
  • complement the activities of other significant players in the region; and
  • consider the appropriateness of further geographic expansion.

 

Contents

  • Introduction
    • Background
    • Purpose and Approach
  • Recommendations Under Consideration
    • Recommendations Arising from the Mid-Term Review of Pathway 2
      • Recommendations to Maximize the Impact of a Successor Program on Women’s Economic Empowerment Using a Similar Scope
      • Recommendations to Expand the Scope of the Future Program
    • Lessons Learned and Key Take-Aways from the P2 Team
  • Assessment of Recommendations
    • Overview
    • Strategic Factors
    • Programming Factors
  • Elements of the Design of a Follow-on Program
  • Conclusion
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