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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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Myanmar

EMPLOYER-SUPPORTED CHILDCARE: A practical guide for Myanmar businesses

June 2020

This guide provides useful information for employers in Myanmar on childcare support for employees and includes an explanation of why this support is ...

Report: COVID-19 and Women’s Economic Participation

May 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

April 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 ...

TACKLING CHILDCARE: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare in Myanmar

January 2020

International Finace Corporation’s TACKLING CHILDCARE: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare in Myanmar presents an assessment of the currently available childcare arrangements ...

Ending violence is our business

November 2019

Ending violence is our business is a tool developed by the UN Women Regional Office for Asia Pacific to share practices and key ...

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.

Expanding paternity leave in South East Asia

June 2019

The business case for paternity leave is also compelling. The benefits of paternity leave extend to parents, children and business.

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 ...

Paternity Leave in Myanmar

May 2019

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

Investing in Women Phase 2 Investment Design Document Update

February 2019

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

Gender Lens Investing Tool: Designing an Action Plan

November 2018

This toolkit for gender lens investing supports the design of an investment strategy with considerations for how gender dynamics might present risks and ...

Game changers: Women and the Future of Work in Asia and the Pacific

September 2018

This report examines the situation of women in Asia and the Pacific and analyses progress and obstacles in terms of gender equality in ...

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 ...

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

June 2018

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

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific

April 2018

This report from the McKinsey Global Institute explores the challenge of gender inequality in Asia Pacific and considers what it will take to ...

Women in the Workforce: An Unmet Potential in Asia and the Pacific

April 2015

This report looks into the complex and varied causes behind the gap in economic empowerment between males and females across Asia and the ...

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 ...

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

August 2018

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

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 ...

Myanmar Country Context Paper

January 2018

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

Aid flows and women and work in South East Asia

July 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 Myanmar

July 2017

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

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.

International standards on women and work in Myanmar

June 2017

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

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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