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Tackling Social Norms | A game changer for gender inequalities

March 2020

This publication is based on research for the 2019 Human Development Report, which highlights how progress towards gender equality confronts moving targets and inequality ...

2019 Impact Report – Male Champions of Change

February 2020

Male Champions of Change seeks to increase female representation in organisations and to develop conditions and cultures that empower women. This is the ...

The Changing Nature of Work

February 2020

This report presents the World Bank’s new Human Capital Index, which measures the consequences of neglecting investments in human capital in terms ...

Getting to Equal 2019: Creating a Culture That Drives Innovation

January 2020

Business leaders play an important role in closing gender gaps in the workplace. Creating a culture of equality can unlock human potential and ...

The CS Gender 3000 in 2019: The changing face of companies

January 2020

The CS Gender 3000 in 2019 report presents analysis of data on the gender mix of the executive teams of over 3,000 companies stretching across 56 countries ...

Diversity and Inclusion Report: Gender in YouTube Advertising

January 2020

Google, in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (GDIGM), released a report that presents an analysis of gender and ...

Global Gender Gap Report 2020

December 2019

The Global Gender Gap Report measures gaps between men and women across four key indicators: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Health and Survival, Educational ...

Unlocking the Potential of Frontier Finance

September 2019

This report assesses key features of frontier finance impact investments and finds significant opportunity for making an impact in this sector.

Communications and Gender Checklist: Things to Consider

July 2019

This short guide outlines tips for how to apply a gender and inclusion lens while developing and reviewing communications materials.

State of the Worlds Fathers 2019: Unlocking the Power of Men’s Care

June 2019

The third State of the World’s Fathers report reveals new research on men’s caregiving from 11 countries, with additional cross-country analysis of ...

Women in Business and Management 2019: The business case for change

May 2019

This report shows that gender diversity is a smart business strategy: the lack of gender diversity may act as a barrier to enhanced ...

AdReaction: Getting Gender Right

March 2019

This report delivers new insights into the role of gender in brand strategy, creative response and media targeting, and includes analysis of consumer ...

Moving toward gender balance in private equity and venture capital

March 2019

This report explores the link between financial returns and gender diversity; the lack of women in the industry; and steps needed to achieve ...

Work for a Brighter Future Report 2018

January 2019

This report portrays the urgency of the changes that the world of work is facing, and provides ideas on how to manage and ...

The Global Gender Gap Index Report 2018

December 2018

This report benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, education, health and political criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across ...

Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work

June 2018

This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key ...

Still looking for room at the top: Ten years of research on women in the workplace

March 2018

The article provides an overview of McKinsey’s research in the last 10 years on women in the workplace. It presents a strong business ...

Entrepreneurship Development Interventions for Women Entrepreneurs

February 2018

This report presents key findings of interventions promoting small and medium enterprises as a means to create more and better jobs.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

November 2017

The report benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income ...

Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur: A literature review

July 2017

This report undertakes a review of the literature on entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur, with a focus on understanding how levels of economic development ...

State of the World’s Fathers 2017: Time for Action

June 2017

This report presents a global overview of trends related to equal caregiving and provides a synthesis of global data sources on related topics ...

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for women 2017

June 2017

This report examines the global and regional labour market trends and gaps, including in labour force participation rates, unemployment rates, employment status as ...

Feminism And Gender Equality Around The World

March 2017

This report provides an overview of the state of feminism and gender equality around the world based on survey results from across 24 countries.

Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men

March 2017

This report provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work, based on the 2016 Gallup ...

Closing the gender pay gap: A review of the issues, policy mechanisms and international evidence

December 2016

This report reviews the key issues, policy mechanisms and international evidence with respect to closing the gender pay gap. The core focus is ...

The CS Gender 3000: The Reward for Change

September 2016

This report explores the link that exists between diversity and improved business performance, and the measures the progress made on structural changes and ...

Getting to Equal: How Digital is Helping Close the Gender Gap at Work

June 2016

This report examines the extent to which men and women have adopted and embraced digital technologies, and the influence that has had on ...

Women at Work Trends 2016

March 2016

This report provides the latest data on women’s position in labour markets, examines the factors behind these trends and explores the policy ...

The motherhood pay gap: A review of the issues, theory and international evidence

March 2015

This report provides a detailed review of the issues, theory and evidences around the pay gap between mothers and non-mothers, and between mothers ...

Social Institutions & Gender Index 2014 Synthesis Report

November 2014

This report ranks 108 countries according to the level of discrimination against women and girls in social institutions and gives examples of the correlations ...

Maternity Protection in SMEs: An international review

October 2014

This review provides a detailed analysis of the key international literature on the outcomes of maternity protection in small and medium-sized enterprises, and ...

Is Gender Diversity Profitable? Evidence from a Global Survey

February 2016

This report examines the impact of gender diversity on corporate performance. It uses a global dataset of firms to analyse this correlation.

A look at the #GenderPayGap history from the International Labour Organization! #ItStartswithEqual #InvestinWomen

March 2018

The gender gap in employment: What’s holding women back? Around the world, finding a job is much tougher for women than it ...

Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework

January 2018

This report provides a framework for monitoring Investing in Women’s contribution to the goal of accelerating women’s economic empowerment in Southeast ...

Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur: A literature review

July 2017

This report undertakes a review of the literature on entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur, with a focus on understanding how levels of economic development ...

Voices of women in entrepreneurship

July 2017

This report examines the nature of women’s entrepreneurship, and the characteristics and challenges that are specific to women entrepreneurs.

Gender diversity in corporate governance

February 2017

This report highlights key research findings on gender diversity in corporate governance, and explores opportunities to improve women’s participation on boards.

Gender equality and empowerment – key concepts

January 2017

This report explores key concepts around gender equality and empowerment, emphasising the dual importance of gender equality policies and an enabling institutional environment.

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