Case Study: IIE-EMDAP Jordan

Volunteer advisers empower women & support SMEs.
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  • Country: Jordan
  • VEGA Lead Member: Institute of International Education (IIE)

Case Study Summary – This case study focuses on local capacity development for gender integration in the work of the Institute for International Education (IIE) through its management of the Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP).

This research documents IIE’s experience with the assignment of EMDAP volunteers to women’s associations which serve women’s microenterprise and entrepreneurial needs.

The EMDAP experience provides valuable lessons on what is needed for successful gender integration into USAID capacity development programs.

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