Women Entrepreneurs in Northern Ghana Gain Access to Integrated Services via Agent Networks (WE GAIN) Project: Final Outcomes Evaluation

The Women Entrepreneurs in Northern Ghana Gain Access through Integrated Networks (WE GAIN) project, a strategic initiative of the Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE) consortium, was led by Grameen Foundation USA (Grameen) in partnership with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI). The initiative sought to promote women’s economic empowerment (WEE) in Northern Ghana through starting and growing a network of female digital financial services (DFS) agents and leveraging Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) Ghana’s mobile money platform. Through training and coaching on a range of topics including digital and financial literacy, business management, and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention, WE GAIN built the capacity of three civil society organizations (CSOs)—Rural Initiatives for Self-Empowerment (RISE) Ghana, Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA), and HealthKeepers Network (HKN)—to deliver an integrated, market-based, high-impact package of financial and non-financial information, product, services, and referrals (Digital Financial Services plus (DFS+)) to women entrepreneurs. At the same time, Grameen identified and on-boarded local private sector companies to increase women’s access to productive goods and services they require for business growth and resilience. The report summarizes the findings from the final evaluation.

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Resource Type:
  • Research & Evaluation

Author: Fauster Agbenyo, Raymond Enye, Samuel Sekyi of the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS) and Bobbi Gray of Grameen Foundation
Publication Date: 01/19/2024
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

Program Area:
  • Community Agent Network

  • Gender-Based Violence

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