On Thursday, the White House will officially launch the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which is aimed at helping women in developing countries gain economic stability. The goal is to achieve a widespread economic impact by 2025.
“We think women are arguably the most under-tapped resource in the developing world for accelerating economic growth and prosperity,” the first daughter and White House senior adviser told the Associated Press.
The initiative is being funded in a variety of ways, including through a $50 million fund from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This money comes despite the fact that Trump has consistently tried to cut funding for USAID. The First Lady assures everyone that that President is in fact in support of international development, despite his “America First” policy.
“We are proud to be the most generous nation in the world,” Ivanka told the New York Times. She has been at the forefront of a variety of women’s initiatives during in time in the White House, and this latest foray is an interesting chance to show how the White House gives back to those outside the U.S.
Keep an eye out for more information on this initiative and its impacts.