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Board Gender Diversity in ASEAN

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

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

Expanding paternity leave in South East Asia

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

The business case for change

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

Paternity Leave in the Philippines

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

Shifting millennial gender norms: Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines

Despite persistent gender inequalities in all three countries, Investing in Women’s  survey data reveals that within this demographic there are many positive gender perceptions that can be leveraged to advocate for greater norm shifts: Women and men show similar levels of ambition to reach senior positions.

Counting Women’s Work in the Philippines

The value of women’s unpaid work in the Philippines is worth trillions of pesos, according to a senior research fellow of the country’s premier think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

Women in the Philippine C-Suite

This report explains the 4 key interplaying factors – individual, family, corporation culture and societal pressures – that puts a pressure to the rise of women in the corporate ladder.

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

This issue of EAFQ touches on key economic and social questions that affect gender equality in Southeast Asia and East Asia, delving beneath the aggregates and measurement challenges.

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

This report summarises the findings and recommendations of the external review of Component 2 (C2) on impact investing of the Investing in Women Initiative (IW) funded by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Investing in Women Phase 2 Investment Design Document Update

This updated Investment Design Document for Investing in Women reflects the opportunities and constraints of the evolving operational environments; the policy and budgetary settings of the Australian Government; and the lessons from Phase 1 implementation as identified through an independent Review process.

The Global Gender Gap Index Report 2018

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

Gender Lens Investing Tool: Designing an Action Plan

This toolkit for gender lens investing supports the design of an investment strategy with considerations for how gender dynamics might present risks and opportunities. It provides a framework to consider building a gender lens into new or existing strategies.

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

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

Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work

This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key focus is the persistent gender inequalities in households and the labour market, which are inextricably linked with care work.

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

This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work in Asia and the Pacific and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key focus is the persistent gender inequalities in households and the labour market, which are inextricably linked with care work.

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

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

APEC Economic Policy Report on Structural Reform and Human Capital Development

This report discusses some of the issues and policies relating to skills development and labour markets in the APEC region. It analyses how economic changes can contribute to structural unemployment, and what can be done to mitigate the impacts of these changes.

Filipino women in leadership: Government and industry

This report presents current statistics on representation of women in key leadership positions in the Philippine government and industry. It reveals a dearth of female representation and discusses recommendations to address this.

The Global Gender Gap Report 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 groups.

Strengthening Women’s Entrepreneurship in ASEAN

This report analyses the policy landscape, identifies gaps, and proposes recommendations to advance the role of women in the labour market, as entrepreneurs and business owners, presenting best practice examples from both the ASEAN region and the OECD.

International standards on women and work in the Philippines

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

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

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 World Poll.

Work and Economic Participation in the Philippines

This factsheet from the Philippine Statistics Authority focuses on the latest statistical updates on women and men in the country. The 2017 edition contains 84 indicators covering 14 socio-economic sectors and gender concerns.

Women and Men in the Philippines

This report is the fourth in a series of statistical handbooks and presents the available and relevant gender statistics in the Philippines from 2000 to 2015.

Gender Diversity in Boards and Performance of Philippine Publicly Traded Firms: Do Women Matter?

This article examines this board-level gender diversity issue for the case of the firms traded in the Philippine Stock Exchange during the period 2003 to 2014.

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

This report presents findings from a review of pension policies and their gender dimensions in eight countries of the East Asia region where the aging of the population is already advanced or expected to accelerate in coming years.

Women in business and management: Gaining momentum in Asia and the Pacific

This report brings together the most recent statistics, trends and information on the situation of women in business and management in order to provide insight into practicalities, realities and understandings of companies in the Asia-Pacific region.

Gender Equality in the Labor Market in the Philippines

This report documents the nature and extent of gender inequalities in the Filipino labour market. The report also shares promising initiatives that have been developed to counter gender discrimination and promote equality for working men and women.

Women, Work and Care (Philippines)

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

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

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

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

Philippines Country Context Paper

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

Women’s rights as workers under CEDAW in the Philippines

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

Women and Entrepreneurship in the Philippines

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

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

This report explores the degree to which individual directors are sitting on multiple corporate boards in the Philippines, and the impact this has on the gender diversity of the country’s business sector.

Philippine Business coalition analysis

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

Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks in the Philippines

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

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