Project profile — Making Trade Work for Women in Eastern Africa

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Overview

Overview

Making Trade Work for Women in Eastern Africa - Overview
CA-3-P005606001
$15,000,000
TradeMark East Africa
2018-03-29 - 2023-06-30
Operational
Country / region • South of Sahara, regional (72.70%)
• Developing countries, unspecified (27.30%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (32.71%)
• Trade Policy And Regulations And Trade-Related Adjustment
Trade facilitation (33120) (39.98%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified
Sectors not specified (99810) (27.31%)
Policy marker • Trade development (principal objective)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

This project aims to promote the economic empowerment of women traders in Eastern Africa, and works to reduce sexual and gender-based violence towards them. The project is focused on addressing the constraints which limit the participation of East African women traders in economic activities and cross-border trade. Project activities include: (1) establishment of cooperatives and market access platforms for women traders; (2) simplifying, translating and disseminating documentation on trading requirements for small scale traders (most of whom are women); (3) sensitizing border officials on gender; (4) adopting gender-sensitive cross border trade charters; (5) establishing safe working spaces for women; (6) developing and operationalizing a reporting mechanism on violence against women; (7) providing technical support to women traders in the areas of advocacy, dialogue and strengthening membership services; (8) collecting sex-disaggregated data and conducting evidence-based research on issues affecting women traders; and (9) lobbying with public agencies.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) 30% reduction in incidences of violence against women traders at select border posts in Eastern Africa; (2) 15% increase in trade values for women-traded goods and increased access to markets and trade-related services for at least 150,000 women traders; and (3) improved policy, regulatory and institutional environments to support women in trade.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2021 include : (1) developed women in trade empowerment index to help assess progress on the ultimate outcome of the project; (2) facilitated capacity building, and advocacy initiatives, benefiting over 15,910 women traders at 16 out of the 20 targeted borders; (3) represented women at six of 15 targeted joint border committees; (4) supported 9,937 women traders in transitioning to formal trading through cooperatives and clusters in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda; (5) implemented two types of sexual and gender-based reporting mechanisms, through gender champions in Rwanda and 11 operational resource centers at 11 borders; and (6) established 11 of 15 targeted resource centers in Eastern Africa.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $4,095,010
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Making Trade Work for Women in Eastern Africa - Monitoring and Evaluation
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