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Investing in Women holds a thought-leadership responsibility to contribute to advance knowledge building to strengthen the business case of women’s economic empowerment and gender equality.

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Investing in Women holds a thought-leadership responsibility to contribute to advance knowledge building to strengthen the business case of women’s economic empowerment and gender equality.

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Briefing Note

Building bridges, not walking on backs: A feminist economic recovery plan for COVID-19

June 2020

This document represents a living and evolving agenda for a feminist COVID-19 response and recovery and therefore is not exhaustive, definitive or exclusively ...

Guidance note for action: Supporting SMEs to ensure the economic COVID-19 recovery is gender-responsive and inclusive

June 2020

This document illustrates how the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in starting and retaining a business are likely to increase in the wake ...

Gender-Sensitive Private Sector Response to COVID-19 for Accelerated and Inclusive Economic Recovery

May 2020

Companies worldwide have been challenged in ensuring the safety and security of their employees whilst maintaining business continuity. This guidance note can be ...

Guidance for action: Addressing the emerging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant women in Asia and the Pacific for a gender-responsive recovery

May 2020

This paper discusses the impacts of the pandemic on women migrant workers and provides recommendations on how to support governments, donors, civil society ...

Guidance Note for Action: Women as a force for accelerated and inclusive economic recovery post-COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific

May 2020

This brief introduces a strong gender perspective to the COVID-19 crisis and response and provides recommendations on how to apply a gender-responsive approach ...

Interim Key Messages | Flexible funding for humanitarian response and COVID-19

May 2020

This note provides recommendations and key messages reflecting IASC commitments, aligned with Grand Bargain principles  aimed at providing assistance to people in need ...

Interim Technical Note | Protection from sexual exploitation and abuse during COVID-19 response

May 2020

This document provides guidelines for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, which should strengthen existing PSEA commitments ...

2X Challenge and Gender Finance Collaborative response to the COVID-19 pandemic

April 2020

The 2X Challenge and GFI encourage their peer DFIs and other investors to implement gender-sensitive responses to COVID-19. This document outlines GFI and ...

Updated Country Preparedness and Response Status for COVID-19 as of 13 April 2020

April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed nations around the world at risk. All countries are expected to prepare and respond to the crisis in ...

COVID-19 and the world of work: Impact and policy responses

April 2020

This briefing note contains the International Labour Organization’s preliminary assessment of the possible impacts of COVID-19 on the global workforce.  It proposes ...

Why and how should we value unpaid work?

March 2020

This policy note outlines why housework is a social issue and why and how it should be recognised and valued.

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