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The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
In brief it " aims to be the centre of expertise for evaluation, quality assurance and dissemination of the results of Norwegian development cooperation, jointly with partners in Norway, developing countries and the international community, it administers the agency's grant schemes so that development assistance provided through Norwegian and international partners contributes effectively to poverty reduction."


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Opportunity International provides microfinance loans, savings, insurance and training to over two million people working their way out of poverty in the developing world.


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Women are an emerging economic force. In emerging markets across the globe, women are expanding their participation in business and stimulating economic development. The voices and leadership of women entrepreneurs are essential to enlarging access to opportunity and invigorating the democratic process.
The Community of Women Entrepreneurs shares ideas, experiences, best practices, and resources to empower women economically and politically. This community is hosted and moderated by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). The views expressed by the authors are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Center for International Private Enterprise.


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The King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) was established by a royal decree in 2001 as a non-governmental organization. Its aim was to support the Jordanian community by driving human and infrastructure development. KAFD works to further develop key sectors in Jordan and improve local standards of living for all segments of the Jordanian community, targeting individuals, public and private sectors and civil society organizations.


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UNRISD was established in 1963 as an autonomous space within the UN system for the conduct of policy-relevant, cutting-edge research on social development that is pertinent to the work of the United Nations Secretariat; regional commissions and specialized agencies; and national institutions.
The UNRISD mission is to generate knowledge and articulate policy alternatives on contemporary development issues, thereby contributing to the broader goals of the UN system of reducing poverty and inequality, advancing well-being and rights, and creating more democratic and just societies.


Project webpage: Project summary in a portal covering the news of the project WEPASS, by NCLW (National Commission for Lebanese Women). The project aims to empower Lebanese women. Its activities address 'women empowerment' on the personal, social, political and economic levels.

Tradeswomen (Websites)

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Tradeswomen, Inc., California's first organization for women in the trades, was founded in 1979 as a grass- roots support organization. We build community among the growing numbers of women in blue collar, skilled craft jobs.

Tradeswomen, Inc. has three goals:

Recruit more women into building and construction trades.
Promote retention of women in the trades
Develop tradeswomen's capacityfor leadership and career growth, on the job and in their unions


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Pathways of Women's Empowerment links academics, activists and practitioners working to advance women's empowerment locally, regionally and through global policy processes. Our network is organised around five research institutes, who will act as "hubs" for research and communications in their regions.


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"Ameen s.a.l. has been a major player in the Lebanese Microfinance sector since 1999. Originally, a micro-credit program created by CHF International, Ameen evolved to become Ameen s.a.l in 2003, a Lebanese services company. In 2007, Ameen s.a.l. registered with the Central Bank of Lebanon under Number 49, to become the first Lebanese financial institution specialized in Microfinance. "


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Association Najdeh is registered since 1978 with the Ministry of the Interior as a Lebanese social organization with headquarters in Beirut. Association Najdeh is a Lebanese NGO that works in and around the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, targeting primarily women and children. Najdeh has projects in Beirut, Tripoli (north), Sidon (south), Tyre (south-south) and Beqaa (central north).
Najdeh offers several programs including vocational training, literacy, scholastic tutorials and English language classes, as well as social assistance by providing educational scholarships and health care for the women and their families. Loans for income generating projects are also disbursed to eligible beneficiaries, while the pre-school education program encompasses several kindergartens and a nursery, Simultaneously, the projects' consciousness raisingcommunity ctivities on basic human rights and civil righs also contribute in society building and community participation.



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