Project profile — Promoting Gender Inclusive and Equitable Growth – Women’s Economic Empowerment & Recovery


KASHF Foundation
2020-10-07 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Pakistan (100.00%)


• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (13.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (15.00%)
• Communication: Radio/television/print media (22030) (20.00%)
• Banking And Financial Services: Education/training in banking and financial services (24081) (52.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project enables women and girls to exercise their decision-making capacity and agency as entrepreneurs, and contributes to addressing social and cultural norms related to women’s and girls’ economic roles in communities by raising awareness and changing perceptions of women’s formal participation in the workforce. The project builds the capacity of women to succeed as micro-entrepreneurs in Pakistan’s economy, including by providing them with the tools they need to adapt and recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will also look to address the dimensions of unpaid care and care-related work. Project activities include: (1) conducting a large-scale multi-faceted awareness campaign that promotes positive images of women’s formal participation in the work force; (2) providing business management skills training to women micro-entrepreneurs to improve their business practices and opportunities; and (3) providing financial skills training to women and girls to improve their financial management capacity.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased recognition of women’s and girls’ social and economic recovery roles within communities; and (2) increased household income contributions by women micro-entrepreneurs.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,000,000
Planned disbursement $2,000,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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