Case study

Promoting gender-responsive business models in DRC

Lessons from ÉLAN RDC

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This paper aims to document ÉLAN RDC’s experience of piloting and scaling gender-inclusive business models.

It provides a series of examples of how ÉLAN RDC has worked with private companies to pursue market-led approaches that economically empower women, at scale. 

It is intended to share tried and tested ideas with other market systems programmes, so that they can draw on and adapt the models for their own particular context and partners. It shares both successful and failed attempts to get gender-inclusive innovations up and running.