U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator (USAID) Mark Green and Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President, announced 14 new projects with more than 200 public- and private-sector partners across 22 countries to support the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative. These partnerships, which include representatives from bilateral and multilateral donors, non-government organizations, universities, foreign governments, and the private sector, will enable W-GDP to reach more than 100,000 women over the coming years in support of its three pillars: women prospering in the workforce, women succeeding as entrepreneurs, and women enabled in the economy. The announcement took place in front of hundreds of partners and award recipients in an event co-hosted with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.
- The White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative seeks to economically empower 50 million women in the developing world by 2025 through U.S. government activities, private-public partnerships, and a new, innovative fund: the W-GDP Fund managed by USAID.
- W-GDP advances USAID’s mission to promote a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience by working with our partners to strengthen their economies through the advancement of women’s economic empowerment.
- When women are economically empowered, they re-invest in their families and communities, producing a multiplier effect that spurs economic growth and contributes to global peace and stability.