CCC works with the UN Foundation on initiatives to promote economic development in the poorest countries. Recently we have stepped up our engagement with the UN Foundation to address the issue of women and girls’ economic empowerment.
The countdown has begun to this September’s U.N. summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been critical in mobilizing resources and driving real progress on some of the world’s most pressing problems over the past decade. With the MDG’s deadline set to conclude at the end of 2015, discussion over what should succeed the MDGs — known as the “Post-2015 Development Agenda”— is one of the most important and impactful conversations of this century.
The high correlation of a student’s zip code to their compression of financial skills and socioeconomic status is alarming, though not surprising.
Common Goals, Distinct Missions: Cross Sector Collaboration on Empowerment of Women and Girls
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This April, women and girls’ economic empowerment will be top of mind. As the UN Millennium Development Goals are set to expire, leaders are taking stock of the progress made while gearing up to lay out the post-2015 development agenda to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.
Post- Event IFC Resources on Gender
Recently, the Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (CSRI) collaborated with the Business Fights Poverty group to publish a study focused on the ways in which small businesses and retailers can support larger global value chains.