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Stop Investing In Women - And Start Investing Around Them

Stop Investing In Women - And Start Investing Around Them

This year, the Goldman-World Bank Fund has committed $600M to capitalize women-owned SME’s in developing economies. Between this and other recent efforts, “invest in women” has become the call to action dominating the conversation on women and girls. Directly expanding women’s access to capital will gain ground in the battle for a more equal and profitable world, but taken literally, the strategy may prove to be blunt. Capital injection is not a panacea, especially in the context of international development. The challenges to women’s economic empowerment are deeply complex, made even more slippery by the diversity of gender dynamics across markets. Investing in women without dee

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