Will Ridlehoover

Will Ridlehoover
Designation: Deputy Director, Business Development and Program Delivery
Will oversees the Business Development and Program Delivery teams at 3ie. He provides strategic leadership in the areas of program and partnership development, cost-recovery, program management, and compliance. Will works to ensure that the organization's impact, growth and financial sustainability are front and center of all new and existing programs.

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What works to empower women in fragile settings?

Across the globe, women face tremendous challenges when it comes to equitable access to resources, exercising meaningful agency and decision-making power and aspiring to and accomplishing achievements. In fragile and conflict-affected settings, those challenges are often exacerbated, as women are particularly vulnerable and often left out of decision-making.

A systematic approach to building the evidence base for gender equality and women’s empowerment in fragile contexts

In 2020, 23 per cent of the world’s population lived in fragile contexts, including 76.5 per cent of all those living in extreme poverty. While women comprise about half of the population in fragile and conflict-affected contexts (FCAS), there are often major gaps in how interventions in these settings consider their inclusion and empowerment.