The State of Economic Inclusion Report Spotlight 2: Promoting Women’s Empowerment through Economic Inclusion

Increasing incomes and assets of beneficiaries is a core goal of economic inclusion programs—whether they target women or not—but in addition to pursuing the economic empowerment of women, some programs also seek to empower women in other realms of their lives. These programs use economic inclusion as the starting point, building the skills and confidence of female participants through other interventions such as training and coaching. Seventeen percent of programs in the survey deliberately try to further women’s overall empowerment through economic inclusion.