In partnership with ICRW, Gap Inc. developed a programme to support women's education and capacity in developing countries

Gap Inc. collaborated with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) to develop P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement, Career Enhancement), a program to support scholarships and career advancement for women in the developing world.

P.A.C.E. is an innovative, factory-based education program that provides training for life skills, such as problem-solving and financial literacy, as well as workplace skills to help women advance beyond entry-level positions. Based on the success of the initial pilot program in 2006, Gap, Inc. has since expanded P.A.C.E. to additional factories in India and Cambodia. Development and implementation strategies for additional countries are currently underway.

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Partnership types

Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: Cambodia; India

Global issues

Education and training