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This paper presents the findings of a comprehensive literature review to identify evidence on what works to support women entrepreneurs in developing countries. It covers both the evidence of constraints women entrepreneurs are facing and evidence of intervention effectiveness in We-Fi’s four focus areas: access to finance, access to skills and networks, access to markets, and an enabling environment. 

The review identifies evidence gaps and highlights research opportunities for each focus area. Drawing on this framework, We-Fi will engage with Implementing Partners, thought leaders, practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders to fill the most pressing evidence gaps and establish a more evidence-based approach to policy, intervention, and product design to support women entrepreneurs.

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