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This learning note is focused on the gender dynamics in WASH business and it informs action points to enhance women's roles in the sector. 

TitleWomen as business leaders
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsMebrate, E
Secondary TitleUSAID Transform WASH learning note
Pagination12 p.
Date Published10/2020
PublisherUSAID Transform WASH and IRC WASH
Place PublishedAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Publication LanguageEnglish

This learning note is intended to create a better understanding on the gender dynamics in business through documentation of key learnings from the USAID Transform WASH Activity which will in turn inform action points to enhance women's roles in the sector. The study employed comparative approaches to engaging both male and female entrepreneurs to explore the unique challenges encountered by women involved in businesses that offer WASH products and services


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This is an ongoing series of blogs and publications by IRC under the USAID Transform WASH project. Please click here for all IRC's work on this project.

USAID Transform WASH aims to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes in Ethiopia by increasing market access to and sustained use of a broader spectrum of affordable WASH products and services, with a substantial focus on sanitation.

Transform WASH achieves this by transforming the market for low-cost quality WASH products and services: stimulating demand at the community level, strengthening supply chains, and improving the enabling environment for a vibrant private market.

USAID Transform WASH is a USAID-funded activity implemented by PSI in collaboration with SNV, Plan International, and IRC WASH. The consortium is working closely with government agencies, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, the One WASH National Program, and regional and sub-regional governments.

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