As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the global economy and society, it becomes more evident that the pandemic is affecting women and men differently and that gender-balanced responses are necessary. Governments and humanitarian organisations have come together in creating strategies for responding to the challenges arising from the pandemic, including the gendered impacts that pose as a threat to the safety, welfare and economic standing of women worldwide. In more ways than one, the COVID-19 pandemic stands in the way of Women’s Economic Empowerment.
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Macquarie allots P43M for women entrepreneurs
IW-ILO research demonstrates business case for women in business and management in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines
Are brands keeping up with pandemic-driven shifts in gender roles?
Addressing access to capital for women-owned small businesses in Indonesia through a prototype lending platform
THE ADVANCE OF IMPACT INVESTING IN SOUTH EAST ASIA
The Philippine Venture Capital Report 2020 provides an overview of the country’s venture capital (VC) industry, touted as “the sunrise industry of the Philippines,” and its influence on the growth and development of the Philippine startup ecosystem. This inaugural report documents the latest deal activity, most notable startup transactions and other key developments in VC ...
This research names the proven economic patterns, their relevance to recovery, their relevance to investments, and key data points to track to understand pandemic-related shifts. In some cases, the data may not be consistently tracked but are still included because this research highlights, in part, data gaps that are crucial to investment analysis. It is ...
THE CASE FOR WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY: Risks, opportunities and actions for business during and beyond COVID-19 (Bahasa Indonesia)
Translated into Indonesian, this brief provides evidence from the Asia-Pacific region on business outcomes of Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) and why, in the context of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to maintain the momentum of WGE. It also explores the major challenges and opportunities relating to WGE in the region, and practical actions ...