Increasing access to finance for women and young people

  • Amount funded: £27,919
  • Year: 2013
  • Duration: 35 months
  • Locations: Bangladesh
Issue

Access to finance is a big challenge facing women and young people in the subsistence agriculture, fisheries and food processing sectors in Bangladesh

Project partners
Anglican Alliance
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How are we helping

Supporting a projects that is increasing opportunities for enterprise by involving 600 women and young people in the development of policies on accessing finance

About the project

The Anglican Alliance is increasing opportunities for enterprise by involving 600 women and young people in the development of policies on accessing finance.

This project will enable three communities in Bangladesh to engage with business, civil society and government to shape the policy for economic inclusion, ensuring these policies are relevant and locally owned. It will foster the development of best practice in participatory governance and share this through a distance learning programme, available throught the Open University.

The project is further strengthened through the Anglican Alliance’s reach in other regions, particularly Africa and the Pacific, and responds to the 2013 Commonwealth Theme ‘Opportunity through Enterprise’.

Project Partners
Anglican Alliance

Anglican Alliance is actively involved in working towards a world that is free of poverty and injustice. It tackles poverty and its causes by working in partnership with others around the world, empowering individuals and communities to overcome inequality and injustice. Women and youth empowerment are regarded as key development challenges and are the focus of Anglican Alliance projects in several countries.

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