14 March 2016

CDC’s CEO discusses the organisation’s role in supporting women in developing countries

For International Women’s Day 2016, Diana Noble was interviewed by Women Advancing Microfinance UK (WAM UK).

Diana explained how CDC’s investments support businesses in some of the poorest parts of the world, many of which provide jobs and opportunities for women.

CDC’s CEO told WAM UK that microfinance institutions and other financial services companies have been particularly instrumental in supporting women: “CDC has invested over US$300m in microfinance institutions and funds to date, reaching out to over 15 million women clients.”

Figures from the last financial year suggest the businesses CDC invests in provide 165,000 direct jobs for women. Citing this statistic, Diana added: “Our aim is to continue to build on this, so we can provide opportunities to even more people in some of the poorest parts of the world.”

Diana Noble, CDC Group plc

You can read the interview in full here

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