Slightly more than 30% of registered businesses worldwide are owned by women, and encouraging entrepreneurship among women is one of the fastest ways to end poverty, writes Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank. In developing nations such as Togo, giving women access to credit and training has led to a 40% increase in profits, a process that can be replicated in economically challenged areas of the US, he writes.
Commentary: Female entrepreneurs are key to ending poverty
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