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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.

Search the Guidance note for action: Supporting SMEs to ensure the economic COVID-19 recovery is gender-responsive and inclusive

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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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Gender lens investing

Guidance note for action: Supporting SMEs to ensure the economic COVID-19 recovery is gender-responsive and inclusive

June 2020

This document illustrates how the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in starting and retaining a business are likely to increase in the wake ...

Impact Investing Video Series: Women’s SME Financing Gap

April 2020

An estimated 70.7% of women-owned enterprises remain unserved or underserved by formal financial institutions. This creates a financing gap of at least USD 287 Billion. ...

Impact Investing Video Series: Gender Lens Investing

April 2020

Economic growth is more robust and sustainable when men and women can fully participate in the economy. However, women continue to be underrepresented ...

Impact Investing Video Series: Impact Investing in South East Asia

April 2020

Impact investing in South East Asia is expected to continue growing because of large market opportunities, economic growth and demographic trends. Want to ...

Impact Investing Video Series: Blended Finance for Women’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

April 2020

Blended finance combines development finance and philanthropic funds to mobilise more private capital for social and environmental causes, creating more financing opportunities for ...

Impact Investing Video Series: What is Women’s Economic Empowerment?

April 2020

A woman is economically empowered when she has both the ability to advance and succeed economically; and has the power to make and ...

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.

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 (...

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, ...

Investing in Women: Early stage Investment models

August 2018

This is the 2nd edition in a series of reports exploring the difficulties around raising capital for women’s small to medium enterprises, ...

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 ...

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