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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 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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2019

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 ...

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 ...

SNAPSheet: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices in Indonesia

February 2020

This factsheet presents notable findings for Indonesia based on a Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices Survey (SNAPS) conducted by Investing in Women.

SNAPSheet: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices in the Philippines

February 2020

This factsheet presents notable findings for the Philippines based on a Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices Survey (SNAPS) conducted by Investing in Women.

SNAPSheet: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices in Vietnam

February 2020

This factsheet presents notable findings for Vietnam based on a Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices Survey (SNAPS) conducted by Investing in Women.

The Changing Nature of Work

February 2020

This report presents the World Bank’s new Human Capital Index, which measures the consequences of neglecting investments in human capital in terms ...

Gender Inequality, Work Hours, and the Future of Work

February 2020

Work hours matter to gender equality, and this report attempts to explain why. It explores the role of time-related policies in reducing gender ...

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 ...

Diversity and Inclusion Report: Gender in YouTube Advertising

January 2020

Google, in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (GDIGM), released a report that presents an analysis of gender and ...

TACKLING CHILDCARE: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare in Myanmar

January 2020

International Finace Corporation’s TACKLING CHILDCARE: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare in Myanmar presents an assessment of the currently available childcare arrangements ...

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 ...

WGEA 2018-19 Gender Equality Scorecard

January 2020

Over four million employees, which accounts for more than 40% of Australia’s total labour force, are covered in the latest WGEA scorecard. The ...

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 ...

Ending violence is our business

November 2019

Ending violence is our business is a tool developed by the UN Women Regional Office for Asia Pacific to share practices and key ...

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

November 2019

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

Women in the Workplace 2019

October 2019

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the state of women in corporate jobs in the United States. Findings for Women in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Serving the financial needs of women-owned businesses in emerging markets: Perspectives from the DGGF Portfolio

September 2019

Through this study, the Dutch Group Growth Fund (DGGF) sought to identify the extent of its reach of female entrepreneurs and gain a ...

The 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report

September 2019

This report provides information on sociodemographic characteristics that influence overall movement in the women-owned business sector in the United States.

Impact Investing in Asia: Overcoming Barriers to Scale

September 2019

This report provides a snapshot of the experiences and insights of stakeholders from the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), as well as recommendations ...

Unlocking the Potential of Frontier Finance

September 2019

This report assesses key features of frontier finance impact investments and finds significant opportunity for making an impact in this sector.

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

August 2019

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

Employees’ perceptions of a family-responsive workplace and their productivity

July 2019

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and Investing in Women collaborated on a research on the implications of family-responsive workplace policies ...

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.

Board Gender Diversity in ASEAN

July 2019

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

June 2019

Discrimination against women in the workplace is a persistent structural and social issue that can start as early as the hiring process.

State of the Worlds Fathers 2019: Unlocking the Power of Men’s Care

June 2019

The third State of the World’s Fathers report reveals new research on men’s caregiving from 11 countries, with additional cross-country analysis of ...

Expanding paternity leave in South East Asia

June 2019

The business case for paternity leave is also compelling. The benefits of paternity leave extend to parents, children and business.

Women in Business and Management 2019: The business case for change

May 2019

This report shows that gender diversity is a smart business strategy: the lack of gender diversity may act as a barrier to enhanced ...

Paternity Leave in Myanmar

May 2019

This fact sheet discusses the benefits of paternity leave, the state of paternity leave in Myanmar and the policy challenges that are preventing ...

Paternity Leave in Vietnam

May 2019

This fact sheet discusses the benefits of paternity leave, the state of paternity leave in Vietnam and the policy challenges that are preventing ...

Paternity Leave in Indonesia

May 2019

This fact sheet discusses the benefits of paternity leave, the state of paternity leave in Indonesia and the policy challenges that are preventing ...

Paternity Leave in the Philippines

May 2019

This fact sheet discusses the benefits of paternity leave, the state of paternity leave in the Philippines and the policy challenges that are ...

Shifting millennial gender norms: Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines

May 2019

Despite persistent gender inequalities in all three countries, Investing in Women’s  survey data reveals that within this demographic there are many positive ...

Counting Women’s Work in the Philippines

May 2019

The value of women’s unpaid work in the Philippines is worth trillions of pesos, according to a senior research fellow of the ...

Women in the Philippine C-Suite

April 2019

This report explains the 4 key interplaying factors – individual, family, corporation culture and societal pressures – that puts a pressure to the rise of women ...

AdReaction: Getting Gender Right

March 2019

This report delivers new insights into the role of gender in brand strategy, creative response and media targeting, and includes analysis of consumer ...

East Asia Forum Quarterly Vol.11 No.1: Investing in Women

March 2019

This issue of EAFQ touches on key economic and social questions that affect gender equality in South East Asia and East Asia, delving ...

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 ...

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 (...

Investing in Women Phase 2 Investment Design Document Update

February 2019

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

Work for a Brighter Future Report 2018

January 2019

This report portrays the urgency of the changes that the world of work is facing, and provides ideas on how to manage and ...

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