Barriers to women’s employment in the future world of work in Ghana and Senegal

IATI Identifier: US-EIN-11-3803281-OSIWA-Barriers to women’s employment in the future world of work in Ghana and Senegal
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  • date_range Oct 01, 2019
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

The OSIWA project is a 2-year project oct 2019 to Oct 2021 that aims to i) identify barriers to the prospects of skills development and employability for young women in the future world of work in Ghana and Senegal and ii) to propose policy options to reduce or eliminate these identified barriers. This study will exclusively focus on the challenges facing girls and young women in accessing education and acquiring skills for gainful employment in the domains of ICT, agriculture and hospitality. In order to appreciate the challenging labour market, comparison with male counterparts will be undertaken. The project will examine the reasons why women tend to predominate in low paying and low productivity occupations and the scope potential opportunities for women to increase their participation in strategic sectors of the economy. ACET will partner with a local think Thank in Senegal who will lead with the preliminary research work, collection of data and actual analysis of the findings in collaboration and consultation with ACET. ACET has experience in working on youth employment and the future of work in Senegal and has done several studies on the topic in the country. ACET will build upon its network of partners and previous relationships to do this work. In Q1, the project internal team was constituted, and project implementation plans were drawn up to serve as a guide. The project team then produced a draft project inception report, which served as the basis to gauge the level of effort needed by the internal team, and project, if there is need for external support. Q2 2020 On the OSIWA project, we recruited two research partners in each country (Ghana and Senegal) to ensure the reports are grounded in local realities. We also recruited two gender experts; one responsible for ensuring the overall technical soundness of the report and the other, a reviewer. We also produced two draft country-level inception reports (Ghana and Senegal) which gives a detailed country-level approach for how the project will be executed. Q3- ACET convened a virtual inception meeting which brought together all the country research partners, gender experts and the core project team in August 2020. Literature review is ongoing. Q4 2020 During the 4th quarter, we finalized the methodology and interview guides for data collection in Ghana and Senegal. Data collection was initiated in October 15 and completed by mid-November 2020. The data has been coded and analyzed. Report drafting in both Ghana and Senegal commenced by December 15. Q1 2021 For this review period, we completed first drafts of the country reports (Ghana and Senegal). A critical challenge encountered was the limited access on dynamics in the informal sector. Hence, the research teams liaised with institutions or associations closely working with women in the informal sector to improve on the quality of data from that sector. All draft reports have been through an external and internal review.

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Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
African Center for Economic Transformation Academic, Training and Research Implementing

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
3,640 USD (Valued at Mar 31, 2021) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeMar 31, 2021
1,478 USD (Valued at Mar 31, 2021) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeMar 31, 2021
2,065 USD (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2020
3,554 USD (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2020
6,683 USD (Valued at Sep 30, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeSep 30, 2020
3,722 USD (Valued at Sep 30, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeSep 30, 2020
6,999 USD (Valued at Sep 30, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeSep 30, 2020
8,878 USD (Valued at Jun 30, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeJun 30, 2020
4,302 USD (Valued at Jun 30, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeJun 30, 2020
1,200 USD (Valued at Mar 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeMar 31, 2020
1,641 USD (Valued at Mar 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeMar 31, 2020

Budget

43,961 USD
2,813 USD (Valued at Mar 31, 2020) date_range Jan 01, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
13,048 USD (Valued at Jun 30, 2020) date_range Apr 01, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020
17,900 USD (Valued at Sep 30, 2020) date_range Jul 01, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020
5,000 USD (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) date_range Oct 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
5,200 USD (Valued at Mar 31, 2021) date_range Jan 01, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021
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