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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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Investor’s journey in Gender Lens Investing: Examples from the field

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2021

Created by Value for Women, this case study documents MAIN’s gender lens investing journey.

Gender lens investing in Southeast Asia: A snapshot of progress in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2021

This landscape report, co-authored by Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government, and Value for Women Ltd. (VfW), presents gender lens ...

THE CASE FOR WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY: Risks, opportunities and actions for business during and beyond COVID-19 (Bahasa Indonesia)

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

Translated into Indonesian, this brief provides evidence from the Asia-Pacific region on business outcomes of Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) and why, in the ...

THE CASE FOR WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY: Risks, opportunities and actions for business during and beyond COVID-19 (Vietnamese)

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

Translated into Vietnamese, this brief provides evidence from the Asia-Pacific region on business outcomes of Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) and why, in the ...

What is Workplace Gender Equality? (Vietnamese)

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This is the Vietnamese translation of the WGE fact sheet. It provides a definition of Workplace Gender Equality, as well as key points ...

What is Workplace Gender Equality? (Bahasa Indonesia)

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This is the Indonesian translation of the WGE  fact sheet. It provides a definition of Workplace Gender Equality, as well as key points ...

Investing in Women Workplace Gender Equality video

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This video provides a definition of Workplace Gender Equality (WGE), as well as the benefits of practicing WGE. It includes testimonials from top ...

Leading to Success: The business case for women in business and management in Viet Nam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This country brief demonstrates the business case for gender diversity in management and workplace gender equality in Viet Nam considering the COVID-19 context.

GENDER EQUALITY MATTERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

These fact sheets present a snapshot of the findings on the social norms, attitudes and practices of urban millennials in Vietnam, based on ...

GENDER EQUALITY MATTERS IN VIETNAM

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

These fact sheets present a snapshot of the findings on the social norms, attitudes and practices of urban millennials in Vietnam, based on ...

GENDER EQUALITY MATTERS IN INDONESIA

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

These fact sheets present a snapshot of the findings on the social norms, attitudes and practices of urban millennials in Indonesia, based on ...

THE ADVANCE OF IMPACT INVESTING IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This report provides updated analysis on trends in impact investing and gender lens investing (GLI) in South East Asia, based on updated data ...

Pressure to work and care under COVID-19: Social norms in the private sector in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This Research Note presents a short summary of the impact of COVID-19 measures on the pressure to work and care amongst private sector ...

Leading to success: The business case for women in business and management in the Philippines

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This country brief demonstrates the business case for gender diversity in management and workplace gender equality in the Philippines considering the COVID-19 context. ...

GENDER EQUALITY MATTERS 2020: Social norms, attitudes and practices of urban millennials in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This report summarises key insights and findings across the three countries, relevant to IW’s work around gender norms and associated behaviours.  It ...

A DESIGNER’S TOOLKIT for GENDER AND URBAN MILLENIALS IN INDONESIA

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

The report, Gender Equality Matters 2020: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices (SNAP) of urban millennials in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, summarises regression and segmentation ...

A DESIGNER’S TOOLKIT for GENDER AND URBAN MILLENIALS IN VIETNAM

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

The report, Gender Equality Matters 2020: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices (SNAP) of urban millennials in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, summarises regression and segmentation ...

A DESIGNER’S TOOLKIT for GENDER AND URBAN MILLENIALS IN THE PHILIPPINES

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

The report, Gender Equality Matters 2020: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices (SNAP) of urban millennials in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, summarises regression and segmentation ...

Detailed Annexes: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices (SNAP) 2020 Survey

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

Investing in Women (IW) commissioned YouGov to conduct an online Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices (SNAP) 2020 Survey with 6,000 urban, millennial men and women ...

What is Workplace Gender Equality?

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This document provides a definition of Workplace Gender Equality, as well as key points and guidelines for advancing WGE.  

THE CASE FOR WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY: Risks, opportunities and actions for business during and beyond COVID-19

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

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, ...

Myanmar and COVID-19: Impact on the private sector

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This report focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on private sector employers and not-for-profit organisations in Myanmar, and employees in a single firm.

Leading to success: The business case for women in business and management in Indonesia

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This country brief demonstrates the business case for gender diversity in management and workplace gender equality in Indonesia considering the COVID-19 context. The ...

Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) in South East Asian Businesses

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This research aims to investigate the progress of  workplace gender equality across 38 businesses in four South East Asian countries (Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar ...

Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) and WGE reporting in Indonesia

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This research aims to provide recommendations to the Indonesian government so improvements on mandatory workplace gender equality reporting may be put in place ...

The Philippines and COVID-19: Impact on the private sector

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This report focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on private sector workers and employers in the Philippines.

Indonesia and COVID-19: Impact on the private sector

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This report focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on private sector workers and employers in Indonesia.

Vietnam and COVID-19: Impact on the private sector

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This report focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on private sector workers and employers in Vietnam.

How to invest with a gender lens: A guide for investors in emerging markets

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This Gender Lens Investing how-to guide provides practical tools and resources for an investing community that urgently needs to address its diversity and ...

Impact of COVID-19 on employees in Vietnam, May 2020

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This fact sheet provides findings around impacts of COVID-19 on employment, productivity, income, household responsibilities, and mental and physical health in Vietnam.

Impact of COVID-19 on employees in the Philippines, May 2020

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This fact sheet provides findings around impacts of COVID-19 on employment, productivity, income, household responsibilities, and mental and physical health in the Philippines.

Impact of COVID-19 on employees in Indonesia, May 2020

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This fact sheet provides findings around impacts of Covid-19 on employment, productivity, income, household responsibilities, and mental and physical health in Indonesia.

Gender norms and change: Resources to support campaign interventions to shift gender norms

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This paper provides an overview of evidence on recent program interventions that address gender norms. Its purpose is to provide a summary of ...

Report: COVID-19 and Women’s Economic Participation

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This report provides analysis from a rapid but extensive literature review around the impacts of COVID-19, previous pandemics and recessions on the economic ...

Investing in Women Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning from Phase 1

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

Investing in Women showed significant progress in women’s economic empowerment through its four program components in its first phase, from 2016-2019. This ...

Gender Representation in Philippine Advertising

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This study seeks to present a localised analysis of advertisements for gendered portrayals. The researchers intended to document the portrayals of all genders ...

Impact Investing Video Series: Women’s SME Financing Gap

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

An estimated 70.7% of women-owned enterprises remain unserved or underserved by formal financial institutions. This creates a financing gap of at least USD 287 Billion. ...

Impact Investing Video Series: Gender Lens Investing

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

Economic growth is more robust and sustainable when men and women can fully participate in the economy. However, women continue to be underrepresented ...

Impact Investing Video Series: Impact Investing in South East Asia

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

Impact investing in South East Asia is expected to continue growing because of large market opportunities, economic growth and demographic trends. Want to ...

Impact Investing Video Series: Blended Finance for Women’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

Blended finance combines development finance and philanthropic funds to mobilise more private capital for social and environmental causes, creating more financing opportunities for ...

Impact Investing Video Series: What is Women’s Economic Empowerment?

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

A woman is economically empowered when she has both the ability to advance and succeed economically; and has the power to make and ...

Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This policy brief explores how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and enumerates suggested priority measures to accompany ...

UPDATE: Impacts on COVID-19 on Domestic and Family Violence in NSW

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

Women’s Safety NSW conducted a second survey of frontline workers and service providers to gather information on the evolving challenges arising from ...

SNAPSheet: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices in Indonesia

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This factsheet presents notable findings for Indonesia based on a Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices Survey (SNAPS) conducted by Investing in Women.

SNAPSheet: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices in the Philippines

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This factsheet presents notable findings for the Philippines based on a Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices Survey (SNAPS) conducted by Investing in Women.

SNAPSheet: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices in Vietnam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This factsheet presents notable findings for Vietnam based on a Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices Survey (SNAPS) conducted by Investing in Women.

Attitudes to equality: Understanding social norms, perceptions and practices around gender in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

To gain a deeper understanding of women’s and men’s perceptions of gender equality, Investing in Women conducted the the Social Norms, ...

Investing in Women Case Study Series: Capital 4 Development Partners

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This case study is part of a series of case studies detailing IW’s blended finance structures with four reputable global impact investors ...

Investing in Women Case Study Series: Patamar Capital

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This case study is part of a series of case studies detailing Investing in Women’s blended finance structures with four reputable global ...

Investing in Women Case Study Series: Root Capital

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This case study is part of a series of case studies detailing Investing in Women’s blended finance structures with four reputable global ...

Investing in Women Case Study Series: SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This case study is part of a series of case studies detailing Investing in Women’s blended finance structures with four reputable global ...

Employees’ perceptions of a family-responsive workplace and their productivity

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and Investing in Women collaborated on a research on the implications of family-responsive workplace policies ...

Eliminating Discriminatory Workplace Practices

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

Discrimination against women in the workplace is a persistent structural and social issue that can start as early as the hiring process.

Paternity Leave in Myanmar

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This fact sheet discusses the benefits of paternity leave, the state of paternity leave in Myanmar and the policy challenges that are preventing ...

Paternity Leave in Vietnam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This fact sheet discusses the benefits of paternity leave, the state of paternity leave in Vietnam and the policy challenges that are preventing ...

Paternity Leave in Indonesia

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This fact sheet discusses the benefits of paternity leave, the state of paternity leave in Indonesia and the policy challenges that are preventing ...

Paternity Leave in the Philippines

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This fact sheet discusses the benefits of paternity leave, the state of paternity leave in the Philippines and the policy challenges that are ...

Shifting millennial gender norms: Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

Despite persistent gender inequalities in all three countries, Investing in Women’s  survey data reveals that within this demographic there are many positive ...

East Asia Forum Quarterly Vol.11 No.1: Investing in Women

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This issue of EAFQ touches on key economic and social questions that affect gender equality in South East Asia and East Asia, delving ...

Catalytic Capital for Women’s Economic Empowerment: Report of the External Review of Component 2 of the Investing in Women Initiative

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This report summarises the findings and recommendations of the external review of Component 2 (C2) on impact investing of the Investing in Women Initiative (...

Investing in Women Phase 2 Investment Design Document Update

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This updated Investment Design Document for Investing in Women reflects the opportunities and constraints of the evolving operational environments; the policy and budgetary ...

Five years of Workplace Gender Equality Agency data

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This fact sheet/booklet provides a detailed picture of the state of gender equality in Australia’s workplaces. The report is compiled by ...

Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work: Key findings in Asia and the Pacific

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work in Asia and the Pacific and its relationship with the changing ...

Gender Gap in Earnings in Vietnam: Why Do Vietnamese Women Work in Lower Paid Occupations?

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This report analyses the gender earnings gap in Vietnam and explores why women choose to work in lower paid occupations.

International standards on women and work in the Philippines

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report provides an overview of the international standards on women and work, and explores to what extent they have been implemented in ...

Women, Work and Care (Philippines)

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This report summarises the current situation of women in the Philippines and discusses their dual responsibilities in the family and the workplace.

How gendered is recruitment? The case of Indonesia and the Philippines

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This report discusses the connection between cultural expectations around gender roles and the degree of gender diversity in the workplace in Indonesia and ...

Investing in Women: Early stage Investment models

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This is the 2nd edition in a series of reports exploring the difficulties around raising capital for women’s small to medium enterprises, ...

Labour rights for women in the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam: Protection, Equality, Disruption

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This report considers the relationship between labour legislation and women’s economic empowerment, and examines that current status of labour laws across the ...

Tailoring Finance for Women’s SMEs

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

The 1st in a series, this publication focuses on Ernst and Young’s (EY)’s commentary on topics such as tailoring finance for ...

Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

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

Myanmar Country Context Paper

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This country context paper provides an overview of women’s contribution to Myanmar’s economy as farmers, entrepreneurs and wage workers, and identifies ...

Vietnam Country Context Paper

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This country context paper provides an overview of women’s contribution to the Vietnamese economy as farmers, entrepreneurs and wage workers, and identifies ...

Indonesia Country Context Paper

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This country context paper provides an overview of Indonesian women’s participation in the labour market and as entrepreneurs, and identifies key barriers ...

Philippines Country Context Paper

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This country context paper provides an overview of women’s participation in the labour market and as entrepreneurs in the Philippines, and identifies ...

Exploring cross-industry connectedness in corporate governance networks in Vietnam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2016

This report explores the degree to which individual directors are sitting on multiple corporate boards in Vietnam, and the impact this has on ...

Aid flows and women and work in South East Asia

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report analyses aid flows to Southeast Asia, and the degree to which overseas development funding is spent on projects promoting women’s ...

Women’s rights as workers under CEDAW in Vietnam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report analyses Vietnam’s adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in relation to women’...

Women’s rights as workers under CEDAW in the Philippines

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report analyses the Philippines’ adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in relation to women’...

Women and Entrepreneurship in Vietnam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report examines the state of small to medium enterprises in Vietnam, and the contribution that women-owned businesses make to the Vietnamese economy.

Women and Entrepreneurship in the Philippines

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report examines the state of small to medium enterprises in the Philippines, and the contribution that women-owned businesses make to the Philippine ...

Women and Entrepreneurship in Indonesia

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report examines the state of small to medium enterprises in Indonesia, and the contribution that women-owned businesses make to the Indonesian economy.

Women’s rights as workers under CEDAW in Myanmar

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report analyses Myanmar’s adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in relation to women’...

Women’s rights as workers under CEDAW in Indonesia

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report analyses Indonesia’s adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in relation to women’...

Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur: A literature review

YEAR PUBLISHED: 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

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

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

Stories of women-owned enterprises: Tòhe (Vietnam)

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report showcases Tòhe: a woman-owned social enterprise in Vietnam. The case study tells the story of the business and explores the ...

International standards on women and work in Vietnam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report provides an overview of the international standards on women and work, and explores to what extent they have been implemented in ...

Exploring cross-industry connectedness in corporate governance networks in the Philippines

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report explores the degree to which individual directors are sitting on multiple corporate boards in the Philippines, and the impact this has ...

Exploring cross-industry connectedness in corporate governance networks in Indonesia

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report explores the degree to which individual directors are sitting on multiple corporate boards in Indonesia, and the impact this has on ...

International standards on women and work in Myanmar

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report provides an overview of the international standards on women and work, and explores to what extent they have been implemented in ...

International standards on women and work in the Philippines

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report provides an overview of the international standards on women and work, and explores to what extent they have been implemented in ...

International standards on women and work in Indonesia

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report provides an overview of the international standards on women and work, and explores to what extent they have been implemented in ...

Philippine Business coalition analysis

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report provides an overview of the Philippine Business Coalition for Women’s Empowerment, and explores its key characteristics, challenges and opportunities.

Gender diversity in corporate governance

YEAR PUBLISHED: 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

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

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

Indonesia Business coalition analysis

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2017

This report provides an overview of the Indonesia Business Coalition for Women’s Empowerment, and explores its key characteristics, challenges and opportunities.

Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks in Vietnam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2016

This report provides an overview of corporate governance principles and structures, and explores how corporate governance connectedness in Vietnam can influence women’s ...

Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks in the Philippines

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2016

This report provides an overview of corporate governance principles and structures, and explores how corporate governance connectedness in the Philippines can influence women’...

Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks in Indonesia

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2016

This report provides an overview of corporate governance principles and structures, and explores how corporate governance connectedness in Indonesia can influence women’s ...

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