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« GROWING ECONOMIES THROUGH WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP »*.

TODAY, THE UNITED STATES AND THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD) HOSTED THE PRE-G20 EVENT : « GROWING ECONOMIES THROUGH WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP »*, WHICH HIGHLIGHTED THE CRITICAL ROLE WOMEN CAN PLAY IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IF THEIR POTENTIAL IS UNLEASHED.

AT THE EVENT, THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY AND THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION PREVIEWED THE G20 GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR FINANCIAL INCLUSION ( GPFI ) REPORT  » STRENGTHENING ACCESS TO FINANCE FOR WOMEN SME’s IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES », WHICH WILL BE RELEASED AT THE G20 SUMMIT IN CANNES ON NOVEMBER 4, 2011.

THE UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ALSO ANNOUNCED NEW PILOT PROGRAMS THAT WILL BEGIN TO IMPLEMENT THE GPFI REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS BY EXPANDING WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP IN THE SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE SECTOR.

ADDITIONALLY, THE UNITED STATES LED THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN OECD GENDER INITIATIVE TO IDENTIFY THE GENDER GAPS IN EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

DURING THE OECD’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY MINISTERIAL CHAIRED BY SECRETARY HILLARY CLINTON, THE OECD, THE UNITED NATIONS, THE WORLD BANK, AND THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO COLLECT AND HARMONIZE GENDER-DISAGGREGATED DATA.

THE ACTION PLAN FOR THIS INITIATIVE WILL BE UNVEILED AT THE FOURTH HIGH-LEVEL AID EFFECTIVENESS FORUM NEXT MONTH IN BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA.

  • SOURCE : U.S. MISSION TO THE OECD – OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS – PARIS, FRANCE.
  • CONTACT : ZOE MEZIN, U.S. MISSION TO THE OECD.
  • ABOUT THE U.S. MISSION TO THE OECD :

THE UNITED STATES IS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT  WHICH IS AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION, COMPOSED OF 34 DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES WITH MARKET-BASED ECONOMIES. SHARED GOALS INCLUDE ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT AND A RISING STANDARD OF LIVING IN MEMBER COUNTRIES AS WELL AS ENGAGING WITH NON-MEMBERS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WORLD ECONOMY. THROUGH ITS GROUND-BREAKING PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH, « SOFT LAW » AND EFFECTIVE PEER REVIEWS, THE OECD IS A DYNAMIC INTERNATIONAL INCUBATOR FOR NEW IDEAS, PROVIDING THE UNITED STATES AN UNPARALLELED OPPORTUNITY FOR ENGAGING WITH OTHER COUNTRIES.

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