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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 Workplace Gender Equality video

November 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

November 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 VIETNAM

November 2020

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

THE ADVANCE OF IMPACT INVESTING IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

October 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

September 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 ...

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

September 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 VIETNAM

September 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

September 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 ...

Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) in South East Asian Businesses

August 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 ...

Vietnam and COVID-19: Impact on the private sector

August 2020

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

Investigating gendered social norms affecting women’s economic participation related to recruitment and promotion in Vietnam

July 2020

This report presents findings of CARE International in Vietnam’s research on gendered social norms and how they limit women’s economic participation ...

Men and masculinities in a globalising Viet Nam

July 2020

This report summarises the findings of the research on men and masculinities in a globalising Vietnam carried out by the Institute for Social ...

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

June 2020

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

CARE Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19 VIETNAM

June 2020

CARE in Vietnam has undertaken a Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) of the impacts of COVID-19. The study was designed to provide information about ...

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

May 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

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 ...

SNAPSheet: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices in Vietnam

February 2020

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

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 ...

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

November 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

October 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

October 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

October 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

October 2019

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

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.

Board Gender Diversity in ASEAN

July 2019

The Board Gender Diversity in ASEAN study advances the case that having women in business leadership positions is good for company performance,.

Eliminating Discriminatory Workplace Practices

June 2019

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

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 ...

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 Vietnam

May 2019

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

Shifting millennial gender norms: Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines

May 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

March 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

February 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

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 ...

The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southeast Asia

August 2018

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of impact investing activity and trends between 2007 and 2017 in 11 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, ...

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 ...

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

March 2018

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

How the gender pay gap varies across south-east Asia

March 2018

This report provides an overview of the gender pay gap in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, drawing on a number of ...

Women-owned enterprises in Vietnam: Perceptions and potential

October 2017

This report exposes misconceptions facing women entrepreneurs in Vietnam and elucidates the opportunities for banks and related service providers to meet their needs.

Moving Toward Gender Diversity in Southeast Asia

September 2017

This report analyses interviews with executives from over 25 prominent companies in Southeast Asia to understand their perspectives on diversity, the obstacles they have ...

Female Entrepreneurship in Asia: The Case of Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam

April 2017

This report concentrates on the significance given to female entrepreneurship in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam, and on the policies pursued to ...

Towards Gender Equality in Vietnam: Making Inclusive Growth Work for Women

December 2016

This report examines Vietnam’s economy through a gender lens, analysing the distribution of productive resources across different groups of women and men; ...

Social Determinants of Gender Inequality in Vietnam

March 2016

This report addresses the question of why progresses has been so slow on gender equality in Vietnam, exploring the challenges and barriers that ...

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 “Gender Pension-Gap” in the Aging Societies of East Asia: A Policy Note from the East Asia and Pacific Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality

January 2016

This report presents findings from a review of pension policies and their gender dimensions in eight countries of the East Asia region where ...

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 ...

Gender Equality in Recruitment and Promotion Practices in Vietnam

March 2015

This report aims to provide a reliable estimate of the economic costs of domestic violence in Vietnam, including potential opportunity and productivity loss ...

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 ...

Estimating the Costs of Domestic Violence Against Women in Viet Nam

October 2012

This report aims to provide a reliable estimate of the economic costs of domestic violence in Viet Nam, including potential opportunity and productivity ...

Gender-related Obstacles to Vietnamese Women Entrepreneurs

December 2010

This report analyses the traditional, regulatory, and internal gender-based obstacles that influence Vietnamese women entrepreneurs in starting and running their businesses and provides ...

Gender Division of Household Labor in Vietnam

October 2008

This study explores the extent of change and regional differences in gender roles in the Vietnamese family based on innovative surveys in northern ...

Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Vietnam

September 2007

This report provides a detailed analysis of the roles, constraints, obstacles, opportunities and development of women entrepreneurs in Vietnam.

Gender Equality and Women’s Issues in Vietnam: The Vietnamese Woman — Warrior and Poet

December 2001

This article provides a detailed analysis of “Vietnamese feminism,” and explores the concept of a positive collective identity of Vietnamese women – something with ...

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 ...

Tailoring Finance for Women’s SMEs

August 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

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 ...

Vietnam Country Context Paper

January 2018

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

Exploring cross-industry connectedness in corporate governance networks in Vietnam

August 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

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 Vietnam

July 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 and Entrepreneurship in Vietnam

July 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.

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.

Stories of women-owned enterprises: Tòhe (Vietnam)

July 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

July 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.

Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks in Vietnam

November 2016

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

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