Urbanisation is a defining characteristic of life across the globe in the 21st century. Cities offer many opportunities for different types of people to forge a livelihood and lead a fulfilling social life. The diverse options are taken up in particular by women and people who renounce traditional, binary gender roles and norms and are thus often subject to various kinds of discrimination.
This paper analysis whether the GCF’s Private Sector Facility (PSF) is falling substantively short of meeting its mandate to support micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). It finds that while the GCF does not issue portfolio-wide data on MSME support, almost a third of its funded activities offer at least some support to MSMEs. However most of those are classified as public sector projects and programs.