Updated Oct 07, 2020
Most development agencies require gender analyses in order to improve the targeting and effectiveness of their projects & investments. However, procurement delays, shortage of experts, and manual data collection lead to major delays. As a result, planning and budgeting takes place without early-stage gender considerations. Ultimately, the intended beneficiaries--disproportionately women and girls--are excluded and suffer from a reinforced or widened gender inequality gap.
Equilo is a web-based platform that delivers customized gender equality and social inclusion analysis and recommendations instantly. This automated solution accelerates integration of these recommendations into development planning, emergency response, and investment decisions by reducing costs and lead times while also mitigating risks and improving outcomes. The objective is to make adoption of these recommendation so easy and beneficial, that it becomes an embedded best practice.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||500,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Colombia, Kenya|
|New Feature||Add all sectors for all low and low-middle income countries|
Jessica Menon (CEO) and Rachel Elsinga (CFO) manage a team of four female data analysts and researchers. The co-founders bring complementary skill sets and experience with Jessica's 15 years of gender analysis, project management, and field experience and Rachel's corporate advisory and social impact investing experience. Both have Maters in Public Policy in International Development from Georgetown University, which has a rigorous econometrics curriculum, and Rachel has an MBA from the same.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN