GATE Project: Women, Trade, and the Financial Crisis
Join the GATE Project (Greater Access to Trade Expansion Project) for a dynamic discussion to ask and answer the difficult and pressing questions regarding international trade in the current global financial climate and crisis.
In what ways can women and men participate in the global economy? How can export-led growth initiatives foster greater inclusion and participation of the poor, particularly poor women? What lessons might be drawn from recent trade research that may apply to the gendered effects of the financial crisis? Funded by USAID’s Office of Women in Development (WID), the GATE project helps USAID operating units recognize and address obstacles in their trade-related assistance programs, in particular problems of gender inequality, limited access to resources and lack of market knowledge. The goal is to ensure that trade-related efforts encompass the poor and women to help them take advantage of the opportunities offered by globalization and contribute to lasting poverty reduction.