Women’s Economic Empowerment National Priority Program PPG
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.
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.
- Increasing the Availability and Analysis of Gender Statistics
- Removing Legal Barriers to Participation
- Training in Literacy, Business Management and Labor Skills
- Improving Inclusive Access to Finance
- Improving Access to Agricultural Inputs, Extension Services, and Markets
- Promoting Access to Creative Economy Markets