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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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Accelerating women’s advancement in STEM: Emerging lessons on network strategies and approaches

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2021

This report showcases the diversity of networks working to advance women’s participation and leadership in STEM in South East and East Asia, ...

Through her lens: The impact of COVID-19 on Filipino girls and young women

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This study was designed to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on Filipino girls and young women aged 13 to 24 years old. It zooms in ...

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2021

This report highlights how the mobile gender gap continues to improve in South Asia, but less so in other regions. It explores the ...

The State of Economic Inclusion Report 2021: The Potential to Scale

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2021

The State of Economic Inclusion (SEI) Report 2021 provides a global assessment on the state of inclusion programs that reach the extreme poor and ...

Women, Business and the Law 2021

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2021

This World Bank report is the seventh in a series of annual studies measuring the laws and regulations that affect women’s economic ...

ASEAN Gender Outlook: Achieving the SDGs for all and leaving no woman or girl behind

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2021

This flagship regional publication, jointly produced by the ASEAN and UN Women, calls for greater investment and prioritisation of data for tracking progress ...

The Global Risks Report 2021

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2021

The Global Risks Report 2021 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shares the results of their latest Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS), followed by ...

Indonesia and COVID-19: Impact on the private sector

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This report focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on private sector workers and employers in Indonesia.

Vietnam and COVID-19: Impact on the private sector

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This report focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on private sector workers and employers in Vietnam.

Impact of COVID-19 on employees in Vietnam, May 2020

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This fact sheet provides findings around impacts of COVID-19 on employment, productivity, income, household responsibilities, and mental and physical health in Vietnam.

Impact of COVID-19 on employees in Indonesia, May 2020

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This fact sheet provides findings around impacts of Covid-19 on employment, productivity, income, household responsibilities, and mental and physical health in Indonesia.

CARE Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19 VIETNAM

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

CARE in Vietnam has undertaken a Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) of the impacts of COVID-19. The study was designed to provide information about ...

COVID-19 and ensuring safe cities and safe public spaces for women and girls

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This brief highlights emerging trends and implications for women and girls’ safety in cities and public spaces, recognising the continuum of violence against ...

Building bridges, not walking on backs: A feminist economic recovery plan for COVID-19

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This document represents a living and evolving agenda for a feminist COVID-19 response and recovery and therefore is not exhaustive, definitive or exclusively ...

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

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

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

Gender-sensitive private sector response to COVID-19 for accelerated and inclusive economic recovery

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

Companies worldwide have been challenged in ensuring the safety and security of their employees whilst maintaining business continuity. This guidance note can be ...

Coronavirus research: Work behaviours

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This whitepaper explores how COVID-19 has changed the way people work, and how equipped businesses are for a fully remote workforce, what challenges ...

Gender norms and change: Resources to support campaign interventions to shift gender norms

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This paper provides an overview of evidence on recent program interventions that address gender norms. Its purpose is to provide a summary of ...

Report: COVID-19 and Women’s Economic Participation

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This report provides analysis from a rapid but extensive literature review around the impacts of COVID-19, previous pandemics and recessions on the economic ...

Guidance for action: Addressing the emerging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant women in Asia and the Pacific for a gender-responsive recovery

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This paper discusses the impacts of the pandemic on women migrant workers and provides recommendations on how to support governments, donors, civil society ...

Guidance Note for Action: Women as a force for accelerated and inclusive economic recovery post-COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

This brief introduces a strong gender perspective to the COVID-19 crisis and response and provides recommendations on how to apply a gender-responsive approach ...

Investing in Women Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning from Phase 1

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

Investing in Women showed significant progress in women’s economic empowerment through its four program components in its first phase, from 2016-2019. This ...

Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

Published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, this report describes the speed and scale of COVID-19, the severity of reported cases, and ...

Impact Investing Video Series: Women’s SME Financing Gap

YEAR PUBLISHED: 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

YEAR PUBLISHED: 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

YEAR PUBLISHED: 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)

YEAR PUBLISHED: 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?

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020

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

Attitudes to equality: Understanding social norms, perceptions and practices around gender in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

To gain a deeper understanding of women’s and men’s perceptions of gender equality, Investing in Women conducted the the Social Norms, ...

Examining the Women’s Low Labor Market Participation Rate in the Philippines: Is Housework the Missing Link?

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This paper looks into the role of women’s housework and discusses the role of housework on men’s market work in the ...

Catalytic Capital for Women’s Economic Empowerment: Report of the External Review of Component 2 of the Investing in Women Initiative

YEAR PUBLISHED: 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 (...

Investing in Women Phase 2 Investment Design Document Update

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019

This updated Investment Design Document for Investing in Women reflects the opportunities and constraints of the evolving operational environments; the policy and budgetary ...

Game changers: Women and the Future of Work in Asia and the Pacific

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This report examines the situation of women in Asia and the Pacific and analyses progress and obstacles in terms of gender equality in ...

Women, Work and Care (Indonesia)

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This report summarises the current situation of women in Indonesia and discusses how family responsibilities are holding women back in the workplace.

Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key ...

Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work: Key findings in Asia and the Pacific

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2018

This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work in Asia and the Pacific and its relationship with the changing ...

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