Gender and Resilience Policy Brief – Enhancing market access, trade, and financial services for women in the IGAD region

Authors: IGAD
Date: 2021


The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)'s Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) has since 2013 inspired and guided regional and national priorities to counter drought emergencies in East and Horn of Africa countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. The IDDRSI Strategy (2019-2024) acknowledges that gender issues impact the market access, trade, and financial Services priority intervention area (PIA 2). A gender analysis was undertaken for the IDDRSI Strategy, Regional Programming Paper (RPP) and the Country Programming Papers (IGAD, 2016). The brief highlights the gender issues in market access and their implications for building resilience. It based on the review of the gender analysis report.