Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Gender diversity is profitable. A recent global survey of firms across 91 countries shows a strong link between presence of women in corporate leadership positions and positive firm performance. In the technology sector, companies with more women in managerial positions have been shown to achieve 34% higher return on investment. But that’s not all. When more women work, economies grow. In addition to increased economic growth and gender equality, women’s participation in the labour force also improves children’s health and education.
The Netherlands Trust Fund (NTF) projects actively contribute to increasing the share of women in leadership positions in the IT sector, ensuring gender equality in three countries traditionally scoring low in the gender-related development index (GDI) published by UNDP. NT FIV puts on a special emphasis on providing capacity building and opportunities for women in IT in order to contribute to job creation and entrepreneurship promotion in all three countries. Past activities from NTF III for women in IT include: