Policy Brief

Build Sustainable Financing and Partnerships for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW

Donor and national investments targeting gender equality and girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing have lagged in recent years. More work needs to be done to improve the lives of girls and women, thus enabling communities and nations to unlock their full potential. Under the sustainable development agenda, development actors from across the spectrum have an opportunity to abandon traditionally siloed approaches and work together to positively impact girls’ and women’s lives through financial investment and strengthened multi-sector partnerships that deliver on an integrated agenda. Investments in girls and women in humanitarian settings have increased — bilateral aid targeting gender equality in fragile states has quadrupled over the past ten years — but are still insufficient. This policy brief identifies interventions that can propel sustainable progress.

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