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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 Leading to Success: The business case for women in business and management in Viet Nam

Knowledge Hub

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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Leading to Success: The business case for women in business and management in Viet Nam

November 2020

This country brief demonstrates the business case for gender diversity in management and workplace gender equality in Viet Nam considering the COVID-19 context.

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 ...

Women-owned enterprises in Vietnam: Perceptions and potential

October 2017

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

September 2017

This report analyses the policy landscape, identifies gaps, and proposes recommendations to advance the role of women in the labour market, as entrepreneurs ...

Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur: A literature review

July 2017

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

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

April 2017

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

Women in Business: new perspectives on risk and reward

March 2017

This report surveys the role of women in business and considers the issue of risk and reward. The report explores the different ways ...

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

July 2015

This report brings together the most recent statistics, trends and information on the situation of women in business and management in order to ...

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

April 2015

This report looks into the complex and varied causes behind the gap in economic empowerment between males and females across Asia and the ...

Gender Equality in Recruitment and Promotion Practices in Vietnam

March 2015

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

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

March 2015

This report provides a detailed review of the issues, theory and evidences around the pay gap between mothers and non-mothers, and between mothers ...

Women in Business and Management: Gaining momentum

January 2015

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 ...

Maternity Protection in SMEs: An international review

October 2014

This review provides a detailed analysis of the key international literature on the outcomes of maternity protection in small and medium-sized enterprises, and ...

Gender-related Obstacles to Vietnamese Women Entrepreneurs

December 2010

This report analyses the traditional, regulatory, and internal gender-based obstacles that influence Vietnamese women entrepreneurs in starting and running their businesses and provides ...

Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Vietnam

September 2007

This report provides a detailed analysis of the roles, constraints, obstacles, opportunities and development of women entrepreneurs in Vietnam.

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 ...

Women and Entrepreneurship in Vietnam

July 2017

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

Women and Entrepreneurship in the Philippines

July 2017

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

Women and Entrepreneurship in Indonesia

July 2017

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

Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur: A literature review

July 2017

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

Voices of women in entrepreneurship

July 2017

This report examines the nature of women’s entrepreneurship, and the characteristics and challenges that are specific to women entrepreneurs.

Stories of women-owned enterprises: Tòhe (Vietnam)

July 2017

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

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

June 2017

This report explores the degree to which individual directors are sitting on multiple corporate boards in the Philippines, and the impact this has ...

Exploring cross-industry connectedness in corporate governance networks in Indonesia

June 2017

This report explores the degree to which individual directors are sitting on multiple corporate boards in Indonesia, and the impact this has on ...

Philippine Business coalition analysis

April 2017

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

Indonesia Business coalition analysis

January 2017

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

Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks in Vietnam

November 2016

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

Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks in the Philippines

November 2016

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

Gender participation and influence in corporate governance networks in Indonesia

November 2016

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

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