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Leveraging land data

Driving women’s business success in northern Nigeria.

Strengthening GEMS3's evidence base on Women's Economic Empowerment.

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GEMS3 Women’s Economic Empowerment Learning Series: Case Study 3

The Growth and Employment in States (GEMS3) programme is working to reduce poverty in Nigeria by improving the business environment through land, tax and investment reforms.

Working in numerous states across Nigeria, these reforms enable business to grow, diversify the economy and protect the rights of small and medium business owners, many of whom are women.

Interventions include addressing instances of multiple taxation, the simplification of business registration processes, and the implementation of land reforms, improving personal tenure security and facilitating sustainable investment.



  • The intervention
  • Research purpose and methodology
  • Female entreprenuers in Kano
  • Supporting female entrepreneurship
  • Family support
  • Financial capacity
  • Access to markets
  • Skills training
  • Education
  • Land

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