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Associate JoAnna Lipari

JoAnna Lipari was an associate in Chemonics’ Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Practice.

by JoAnna Lipari

5 Best Practices for Closing the Gender Gap in Economic Development

When I was a Peace Corps volunteer, I worked with female artisans in Morocco and witnessed firsthand the barriers they faced in economic development. Poor education, which prevented many from completing paperwork; low self-confidence or hope for a better future; lack of capital to invest in business licenses, equipment, and training; and a lack of…