Stimulating Sustainable Economic Growth Through Women’s Participation in the Economy

Reporting Organization:Government of the Netherlands - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 10,000,000
Timeframe: April 26, 2010 - March 31, 2017
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Government of the Netherlands - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bolivia - $ 10,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (21 %)

Education (18 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (15 %)

Food Security & Agriculture (6 %)

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Canada is contributing to a joint project with the Netherlands project to strengthen women’s empowerment in Bolivia. Canada contribution is aimed at increasing women’s access and control over natural and productive resources (e.g. markets, property, credit, technology), access to employment, as well as enhancing women’s role in decision-making in public, private and civil society sector organizations. It is expected that these results are achieved primarily by investing in training, support services and income-generating activities for women.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2016 include: (1) 14,201 women were trained in leadership, management and decision-making; (2) 18,252 women were trained in income generation and related topics; (3) 6,374 women gained access to credit, markets, land and better income opportunities; (4) 1,925 economic units (such as small enterprises and cooperatives) led by women reported an increase in their incomes, attributed at least in part to project activities; (5) at least 7,086 women have improved their skills in artisanal production, technical trades (including non-traditional careers such as construction) and business strategies. These women are better able to engage in entrepreneurial activities and have improved their access to the job market; (6) at least 1,337 women occupying public sector positions (councilors, mayors, legislative assembly members) and 2,959 women from civil society organizations received training in leadership, management, and decision-making skills, and as a result are now better equipped for their current positions and have advanced their career prospects; (7) 3,406 public and private service providers (police, civil servants, community workers) and 2,970 decision-makers received training on Law 348 and the right to a life free of violence, including provision of services to women, men and adolescents; (8) partner organizations put forward 72 proposals to decision-makers to improve the legal and normative framework, prevent violence against women and provide services to victims. Through numerous partners, this project contributed to the adoption of Law 348, designed to guarantee women a life free of violence, and to the Gender Identity Law, enacted in May 2016, which allows transgender people to change their name, sex and photo on official and private documents.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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