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Women's Economic Empowerment

Women’s Economic Empowerment National Priority Program PPG

Our Goal

The Objective of the PPG to support the government to establish a National Priority Program on Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE-NPP) that advances women's access to economic assets and opportunities.

How We Deliver

The Women’s Economic Empowerment National Priority Program (WEE-NPP) was officially launched by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) on March 8, 2017. The WEE-NPP forms the third pillar of the GoIRA’s Gender Strategy which is encompassed in the broader Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF) – the country’s five-year development plan for 2017-2021. The WEE-NPP aims to build poor women’s capacity to strengthen the economy of their households, communities, and the entire nation.  WEE-NPP is a whole-of-government commitment that aims to improve the economic operating environment for poor women in Afghanistan.  Specifically, the six WEE-NPP pillars focus on: (i) increasing the availability and analysis of gender statistics; (ii) removing legal and regulatory barriers to participation; (iii) training in literacy, business management, and labor skills; (iv) ensuring sustainable and inclusive access to finance; (v) improving access to agricultural inputs, extension services, and markets; and, (vi) promoting access to creative economy markets.


  1. Increasing the Availability and Analysis of Gender Statistics
  2. Removing Legal Barriers to Participation
  3. Training in Literacy, Business Management and Labor Skills
  4. Improving Inclusive Access to Finance
  5. Improving Access to Agricultural Inputs, Extension Services, and Markets
  6. Promoting Access to Creative Economy Markets