Learning from Promote: Outcomes of Gender Programming Final Report

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The purpose of Promote was to enable 75,000 educated Afghan women to enter and advance within mainstream social, political, and economic sectors in Afghanistan, so that they could assume leadership roles at all levels.

Promote aimed to provide educated Afghan women with opportunities to develop strong, in-demand technical knowledge and skills, plus senior level management and leadership abilities. It meant to facilitate women’s entry and advancement into mid- to high-level positions in government, the private sector, and civil society. Promote was based on the premise that a substantial, cross-cutting investment would begin to produce a critical mass of women leaders in key decision-making sectors in Afghanistan. The Promote task orders, when combined, aimed to develop a coordinated and systematic effort to enhance women’s inclusion and empowerment in the political, economic and social spheres.

Promote was implemented by three US-based contractors undertaking four task orders: Women’s Leadership Development (WLD), implemented by Tetra Tech, Women in Government (WIG) implemented by Chemonics, and Women in Economy (WIE) and Musharikat (Women’s Rights Groups and Coalitions) implemented by DAI.

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Last updated: May 25, 2021