The women economic empowerment portfolio has been a cross-cutting focus for CID across a multitude of projects. CID has strategically addressed gender sensitive issues, working on increasing women’s economic empowerment and social inclusion, as well as enhancing digital and financial literacy of women leading to enhanced livelihoods for themselves and their homes, thus integrating the gender equality component into tailored solutions. CID employs a gender-sensitive approach and its expertise in gender includes technical assistance and capacity building to women entrepreneurs, gender sensitive value chain analysis, mainstreaming gender considerations in policy planning, gender-based violence and gender awareness initiatives amongst others.
USAID had a bold ambition to increase girls’ access to primary and preparatory education, and improve literacy and learning rates in Egyptian public schools. In order to do so, CID Consulting worked as part of a consortium led by RTI to implement the Girls Improved Learning Outcomes (GILO) project.
In recent years, several legislative reforms have taken place targeting an increase in private sector investments in the energy sector. This was followed by presidential decree of electricity reform law No. 87 of 2015 which removed the state’s monopoly over the energy sector. The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MoERE) and the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) then needed to focus on transforming the Holding Company and its nine distribution companies into more customer-centric organizations and creating a comfortable and structured customer experience, which would allow them to effectively compete in an open market.