Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpIvanka Trump claims president had ‘zero’ involvement in security clearances for her, Jared Kushner Meghan McCain: I wish ‘unwelcome’ Ivanka and Jared had not attended my father’s funeral Ivanka Trump: ‘Zero concern’ about Mueller investigation MORE will lead a new White House initiative aimed at developing economic stability for 50 million women in developing countries around the world.
The initiative, dubbed the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, will be introduced on Thursday by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to sign executive order promoting artificial intelligence Trump’s new Syria timetable raises concern among key anti-ISIS allies Trump officials considering Mar-a-Lago for next meeting with China’s Xi: report MORE, the president‘s eldest daughter and senior adviser wrote Wednesday in an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal.
“Smart development assistance benefits families, communities and nations,” she added. “By investing in women, we are investing in a future in which countries can support themselves by unleashing the potential of their own people.”
In her op-ed, Ivanka Trump wrote that the initiative would allocate $50 million from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) existing budget to “coordinate America’s commitment to one of the most undervalued resources in the developing world — the talent, ambition and genius of women.”
According to the Associated Press, USAID and Pepsi Co. are slated to announce a partnership geared toward women in India. USAID and UPS are also expected to ink a deal to support female entrepreneurs exporting their goods, the outlet reported.
“This fund will implement the administration’s new strategy of foreign assistance, which emphasizes investments that produce measurable results and help recipient countries become self-reliant,” Ivanka Trump wrote. “It will also facilitate complementary private-sector investments to achieve our shared goals.”
A senior White House official told the Times that the president‘s daughter would travel to Germany next week to promote the initiative at the annual Munich Security Conference. Ivanka Trump, the official said, is expected to encourage officials to build a stronger connection between women’s empowerment and national security.
An official announcement of the program is set for Thursday afternoon at the White House.