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Serving the financial needs of women-owned businesses in emerging markets: Perspectives from the DGGF Portfolio

Through this study, the Dutch Group Growth Fund (DGGF) sought to identify the extent of its reach of female entrepreneurs and gain a better understanding of how capital providers can better serve their female entrepreneurs’ financial needs.

Unlocking the Potential of Frontier Finance

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

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

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 data from over 30 countries.

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.

AdReaction: Getting Gender Right

This report delivers new insights into the role of gender in brand strategy, creative response and media targeting, and includes analysis of consumer responses to tens of thousands of brands, campaigns and ads, as well as a global survey of marketers.

Moving toward gender balance in private equity and venture capital

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

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.

Work for a Brighter Future Report 2018 – ILO

This report portrays the urgency of the changes that the world of work is facing, and provides ideas on how to manage and leverage these transformations. It considers how to strengthen democratic space for social dialogue and how business models can be better aligned with a human-centred agenda.

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.

The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southeast Asia

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, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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.

How the gender pay gap varies across south-east Asia

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

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

The article provides an overview of McKinsey’s research in the last 10 years on women in the workplace. It presents a strong business case for gender equality while also presenting the many barriers that have been preventing progress.

Entrepreneurship Development Interventions for Women Entrepreneurs

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

APEC Gender Inclusion Guidelines

This report offers guidance on how to integrate gender-responsive approaches into APEC Fora, Strategic and Work Plans, Annual Reports and Projects. It complements the principles outlined in the 1999 Framework for the Integration of Women in APEC.

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.

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.

Moving Toward Gender Diversity in Southeast Asia

This report analyses interviews with executives from over 25 prominent companies in Southeast Asia to understand their perspectives on diversity, the obstacles they have faced, and the effectiveness of activities they have launched to increase gender diversity across their organisations.

Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur: A literature review

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

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

This report presents a global overview of trends related to equal caregiving and provides a synthesis of global data sources on related topics including unpaid care work, sexual and reproductive health and rights, maternal health, men’s violence against women, and child development.

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for women 2017

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

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

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

Feminism And Gender Equality Around The World

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

Women in Business: new perspectives on risk and reward

This report surveys the role of women in business and considers the issue of risk and reward. The report explores the different ways in which men and women see risk and opportunity, and how they act differently as a result.

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.

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

This report reviews the key issues, policy mechanisms and international evidence with respect to closing the gender pay gap. The core focus is on wage setting institutions and their impact on inclusive and gender equitable labour markets.

The CS Gender 3000: The Reward for Change

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

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

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

Women at Work Trends 2016

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

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.

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

This report looks into the complex and varied causes behind the gap in economic empowerment between males and females across Asia and the Pacific, then analyses the available evidence for its implications to economic growth.

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

This report provides a detailed review of the issues, theory and evidences around the pay gap between mothers and non-mothers, and between mothers and fathers. The motherhood pay gap is distinct from the gender pay gap, which measures the pay gap between all women and all men in the workforce.

Women in Business and Management: Gaining momentum

This report brings together available data and statistics to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date and global picture of women in the business world and in management positions.

Social Institutions & Gender Index 2014 Synthesis Report

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

Diversity Matters – 2014 McKinsey & Company Report

This report looks into the relationship between the level of and company financial performance based on financial data and leadership demographics from hundreds of organisations and thousands of executives in the United Kingdom, Canada, Latin America, and the United States.

Maternity Protection in SMEs: An international review

This review provides a detailed analysis of the key international literature on the outcomes of maternity protection in small and medium-sized enterprises, and addresses how maternity protection in SMEs can generate positive outcomes for enterprises as well as broader society.

Investing in Women: Early stage Investment models

This is the 2nd edition in a series of reports exploring the difficulties around raising capital for women’s small to medium enterprises, and the role that impact investing can play in achieving women’s economic empowerment.

Tailoring Finance for Women’s SMEs

The 1st in a series, this publication focuses on Ernst and Young’s (EY)’s commentary on topics such as tailoring finance for women led or owned SMEs (women’s SMEs) and differences in investment models; and consideration as to which model maybe preferable for women’s SMEs.

Is Gender Diversity Profitable? Evidence from a Global Survey

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

The gender gap in employment: What’s holding women back? Around the world, finding a job is much tougher for women than it is for men. When women are employed, they tend to work in low-quality jobs in vulnerable conditions, and there is little improvement forecast in the near future. Explore this InfoStory to get ...

Gender Equity Through an Economic Lens

I recently came across a very thoughtful read by Citi Group titled “Women in the Economy II”. It is a follow up to a previous report, “Women in the Economy: Global Growth Generators” published in 2015. The report made the case for gender equity from an economic perspective and concluded that “significant but achievable reductions in ...

Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework

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

Exploring cross-industry connectedness in corporate governance networks in Vietnam

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

Aid flows and women and work in South East Asia

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

Voices of women in entrepreneurship

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

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

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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