Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

Authored by: The U.S. White House

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Economic Participation
Country: United States
Region: North America
Year: 2019
Citation: The White House. Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative , The White House, Feb. 2019.

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Executive Summary

In order to achieve peace and economic prosperity for all members of society, the United States promotes women’s global development and prosperity with the signing of a National Security Presidential Memorandum. The initiative aims to advance women’s economic empowerment through a whole-of-government approach to reach 50 million women globally by 2025. It focuses on efficiently and effectively directing policy and programmatic efforts to support workforce development and women entrepreneurs while breaking down barriers to create environments for women to participate fully in the economy.

The initiative provides innovative educational programs, financial and technical assistance, capacity building, and mentorship to support women’s economic participation. The initiative engages the private sector, public sector, and civil society to ensure that women have the opportunity to reach their full economic potential in the United States and around the world, thereby promoting prosperity and peace for all.