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UK support for Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)

Last updated: 17/06/2021
IATI Identifier: GB-GOV-1-300560


The objective of We-Fi is to address financial and non-financial constraints faced by women-owned/led small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in countries and territories that are eligible for assistance through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and the International Development Association (IDA). The We-Fi aims to achieve this by addressing financial and non-financial constraints faced by women-owned/led small and medium firms, through mobilizing more than $1 billion in commercial and international financial institution finance for entities that provide women entrepreneurs with access to debt; equity; venture capital; insurance products; capacity building; networks and mentors; and opportunities to link with domestic and global markets; and for governments to improve the business environment for women-owned/led SMEs.


The country, countries or regions that benefit from this Programme.
Developing countries, unspecified
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Status Implementation

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Gender Equality principal objective

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Programme data last updated on 17/06/2021