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Women Entrepreneurs – Driving Rural Economies

Stories Videos /12 May 2021

Women-led enterprises in rural Indonesia and the Philippines show how they are driving the economy with tremendous success in a video posted by AVPN. Find out how investors, C4D Partners and Root Capital, are deploying a blend of financial and technical support to maximise the potential of the rural economy.

Learn how you can adopt a gender lens in your investments on the AVPN Gender Platform.


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AVPN tackled gender lens investing in the Philippines and provided a showcase of local women’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the “AVPN Webinar Series: Key opportunities for social impact in the Philippines.”

Investing with a gender lens is a growing practice in the region. Study how investors are approaching emerging opportunities through this Value for Women and Investing in Women publication: Gender Lens Investing in Southeast Asia: A Snapshot of Progress in Indonesia, the Philippines & Vietnam.

Challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in starting and retaining a business are likely to increase in the wake of COVID-19, and UN Women has provided a Guidance note for action: Supporting SMEs to ensure COVID-19 recovery is gender-responsive and inclusive.

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