Project profile — Knowledge Gateway on Women’s Economic Empowerment


UN Women (41146)
2012-03-28 - 2016-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• West Bank Gaza (2.00%)
• Ukraine (2.00%)
• Jordan (2.00%)
• Africa, regional (31.33%)
• America, regional (31.34%)
• Asia, regional (31.33%)


• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Statistical capacity building (16062) (34.00%)
• Communication: Information and communication technology (ICT) (22040) (33.00%)
• Business And Other Services: Business support services and institutions (25010) (33.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (principal objective)


The goal of this project is to increase women’s economic empowerment, improve their lives and their communities, by providing them with access to information and networking opportunities through a Knowledge Gateway. The Knowledge Gateway is an on-line 'one-stop service' giving women access to the latest and most-up-to-date information, technical resources, and best practices, on business and economic opportunities, among other things. The Gateway provides a mechanism for ongoing learning and exchange among users, including women entrepreneurs, practitioners and policy-makers on issues that are critical to advancing women’s economic empowerment.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (i) increased collaboration and networking on women’s economic empowerment, by connecting users, including women entrepreneurs, development practitioners and policy-makers, from developing and developed countries; (ii) increased access to, use of, and sharing of information, knowledge and resources on women’s economic empowerment by users, including women entrepreneurs, development practitioners and policy-makers, from developing and developed countries; and (iii) greater influence by women and gender equality advocates on policies and strategies to promote women’s economic empowerment.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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