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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 Vietnam

This fact sheet discusses the benefits of paternity leave, the state of paternity leave in Vietnam 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).

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.

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

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

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.

Women-owned enterprises in Vietnam: Perceptions and potential

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

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.

The analysis points to important opportunities to help improve the participation rate of women in business in Vietnam.

The analysis points to important opportunities to help improve the participation rate of women in business in Vietnam.

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.

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.

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

This report examines Vietnam’s economy through a gender lens, analysing the distribution of productive resources across different groups of women and men; gender segmentation in the labour market; and female workers’ working conditions and pay.

Social Determinants of Gender Inequality in Vietnam

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

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 Recruitment and Promotion Practices in Vietnam

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

Estimating the Costs of Domestic Violence Against Women in Viet Nam

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

Gender-related Obstacles to Vietnamese Women Entrepreneurs

This report analyses the traditional, regulatory, and internal gender-based obstacles that influence Vietnamese women entrepreneurs in starting and running their businesses and provides policy implications for promoting women’s entrepreneurship and gender equality in Vietnam.

Gender Division of Household Labor in Vietnam

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

Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Vietnam

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

This article provides a detailed analysis of “Vietnamese feminism,” and explores the concept of a positive collective identity of Vietnamese women – something with which all Vietnamese women can identify regardless of locale, generation, or ideology.

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.

Vietnam Country Context Paper

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

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.

Women’s rights as workers under CEDAW in Vietnam

This report analyses Vietnam’s 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 Vietnam

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

Stories of women-owned enterprises: Tòhe (Vietnam)

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

International standards on women and work in Vietnam

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

Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks in Vietnam

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

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