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COVID-19 CRISIS MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT FOR WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES
THE SHETRADES INITIATIVE
The International Trade Centre launched the SheTrades initiative to create an ecosystem of integrated solutions that empower women economically through greater participation in trade and investment.
THE GOAL: Connect 3 million women to market by 2021.
THE PLAN: To work with partners including governments, private sector partners, international organizations, and others to expand opportunities for women entrepreneurs.
Through country-based activities, SheTrades enables women entrepreneurs to improve the quality of their products and services.
THE SHETRADES COMMONWEALTH PROJECT
The SheTrades Commonwealth project aims to increase economic growth and job creation in Commonwealth countries by enabling the increased participation of women-owned businesses in international trade. The project is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) under the framework of the SheTrades Initiative.
COMMONWEALTH-WIDE SUPPORT: SheTrades Outlook, a key output of the project, is an innovative interactive mapping tool that focuses on how countries support women’s participation in international trade. Policymakers, private sector partners, and other stakeholders will benefit from access to analysis of legislation and outcomes, best practices, and key documents.