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Search the Outside Looking In: Gendered Perspectives in Work and Education

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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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Outside Looking In: Gendered Perspectives in Work and Education

May 2020

This book presents research on the apparent lag in the education of boys, the gender differences in educational mobility, the important roles of ...

Tackling Social Norms | A game changer for gender inequalities

March 2020

This publication is based on research for the 2019 Human Development Report, which highlights how progress towards gender equality confronts moving targets and inequality ...

2019 Impact Report – Male Champions of Change

February 2020

Male Champions of Change seeks to increase female representation in organisations and to develop conditions and cultures that empower women. This is the ...

Getting to Equal 2019: Creating a Culture That Drives Innovation

January 2020

Business leaders play an important role in closing gender gaps in the workplace. Creating a culture of equality can unlock human potential and ...

The CS Gender 3000 in 2019: The changing face of companies

January 2020

The CS Gender 3000 in 2019 report presents analysis of data on the gender mix of the executive teams of over 3,000 companies stretching across 56 countries ...

Women in the Workplace 2019| Insights

January 2020

McKinsey & Company, in partnership with LeanIn.Org., has surveyed close to 600 companies and more than a quarter of a million people, and ...

Global Gender Gap Report 2020

December 2019

The Global Gender Gap Report measures gaps between men and women across four key indicators: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Health and Survival, Educational ...

Determinants of Female Labour Force Participation in the Philippines

October 2019

A study released by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Determinants of Female Labor Force Participation in the Philippines, has identified the ...

Moving toward gender balance in private equity and venture capital

March 2019

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

The Global Gender Gap Index Report 2018

December 2018

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

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 ...

The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

November 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 ...

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for women 2017

June 2017

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

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

June 2016

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

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 ...

New Evidence on the Gender Wage Gap in Indonesia

September 2014

This report explores how Indonesia’s economic growth and rapid urbanisation in recent years is contributing to the gender income gap. The study ...

Gender Equality in the Labor Market in the Philippines

December 2013

This report documents the nature and extent of gender inequalities in the Filipino labour market. The report also shares promising initiatives that have ...

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 ...

A look at the #GenderPayGap history from the International Labour Organization! #ItStartswithEqual #InvestinWomen

March 2018

The gender gap in employment: What’s holding women back? Around the world, finding a job is much tougher for women than it ...

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 ...

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 ...

Indonesia Country Context Paper

January 2018

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

Philippines Country Context Paper

January 2018

This country context paper provides an overview of women’s participation in the labour market and as entrepreneurs in the Philippines, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

International standards on women and work in the Philippines

April 2017

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

International standards on women and work in Indonesia

April 2017

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

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