Educating Girls Could Save the World $30 Trillion
Global Citizen

According to report by the World Bank, women who have completed secondary education are more likely to work and earn on average almost twice as much as those with no schooling. About 132 million girls worldwide ages 6 to 17 do not attend school. The…

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Schools – The Economic Engine of the Community
Opportunity International

Opportunity’s Education Finance Program confirms that educating children leads to the creation of new jobs and stimulates the economy. A study of 94 schools funded between 2014 and 2016 report that School Improvement Loans contributed to over 4.5 extra jobs within the school ranging from…

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Gender Inequality Is Restricting Economic Growth
Global Citizen

A new report by McKinsey Global Institute shows that Asian-Pacific countries could grow their economies by $4.5 trillion by 2025 — but an extremely high gender gap holds them back. The McKinsey Global Institute urged policy makers to boost the number women in the workforce,…

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Support for Gender Equality in Agriculture is on the Rise
Opportunity International

While half of Africa’s farmers are female, women often have consistently lower access than men to land, livestock, financial services and technology. Opportunity International has been working to better understand how to empower these incredible women and lessen the gender gap. Learn More

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$75 Million For Jobs, Homes & Business in Detroit
Sherri Welch

Detroit LISC announced that it will double its investment in the city’s neighborhoods over the next three years to finance affordable homes, businesses and living-wage jobs. An article in Crain’s lays out the details of the plan, which is expected to leverage another $225 million in development, and expand investment into 10 new neighborhoods.

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