Multi-Stakeholder Public-Private Partnerships: Collaboration, Innovation and Growth

Caroline Rubin, Managing Associate at Nathan Associates, on our impactful public-private partnership with USAID and Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™
Sep 7, 2022 2:45 PM ET

Our WEAVE project ran in Indonesia and Vietnam in 2020 and 2021. It successfully supported over 12,000 women entrepreneurs through our three online programmes – in the midst of the global pandemic. Caroline Rubin, Managing Associate at Nathan Associates, shares learnings from our women’s entrepreneurship initiative in Vietnam and Indonesia.

WEAVE was delivered collaboratively by the Foundation, USAID, Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ initiative, and in-country partners Kinara and WISE, using technology and assets developed with ExxonMobil Foundation.

For more than a decade, the private sector has become increasingly involved in the development sector. Governments have recognized that, when working alone, impact is limited to only what can be achieved with government resources; however, greater outcomes can be reached by supplementing those resources with private sector support.

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