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Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

Ghana Market Ghana has emerged as one of Africa's economic success stories with steady economic growth during the past two decades, particularly in its agriculture and mining sectors.

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jordan valley olivesPhoto by: Amer Swedan, RENAS Women Cooperative (Food processing – Olives) – Project Funded by Gender Social Fund (CIDA)  Jordan is of great geo-political significance in the Middle East and is considered a ‘pocket of peace’ in a region that is otherwise highly unstable – both politically and economically. The Jordanian economy suffers from structural unemployment and weak labour market governance.

Libyan Woman

In Libya, business support networks for entrepreneurs in general, and for youth entrepreneurs in particular, are weak. As a result, promising entrepreneurs in need of mentoring, access to finance, and improved general business acumen are failing to commercialize good ideas and to develop job-creating businesses at a time of heightened economic fragility in the country.

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Myanmar 322v1Myanmar is a country in transition with a rapidly changing economy after emerging from decades of relative isolation. The country is slowly becoming an important actor in Southeast Asia but remains among the world’s poorest and least developed countries.

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Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and MEDA are supporting 16,000 small scale businesses and entrepreneurs, particularly those run by women and youth, to improve their business performance and the business
environment in the agricultural sector in Bauchi state. The project will also aim to increase communities’ awareness on the issues of early and forced child marriage with 25,000 community and family members in Bauchi state. Girls Nigeria WAY