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2020

Indonesia and COVID-19: Impact on the private sector

August 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

August 2020

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

Saving the Philippine startup ecosystem

August 2020

In this podcast, James Lette, Executive Director of Manila Angel Investors Network—a partner of Investing in Women in the Philippines—discusses the ...

Gender Equality Scorecard Manual

August 2020

The Gender Equality Scorecard Manual is the collective effort built upon SEAF’s work on the GES, a tool SEAF developed to assess ...

Project Sage 3.0: Tracking Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Private Debt with a Gender Lens

August 2020

Project Sage tracks the global shape and size of the private markets in gender lens investing. This report identifies 138 total funds deploying capital ...

Gender Lens Investing Landscape: East and South East Asia

August 2020

This report aims to provide a landscape of gender lens investment (GLI) vehicles in both public and private markets and is intended to ...

Infographic: The Gender Lens Investing Framework

July 2020

This infographic provides a summary of Value for Women’s How to Invest with a Gender Lens: A guide for Investors in emerging ...

How to Invest with a Gender Lens: A guide for investors in emerging markets

July 2020

This Gender Lens Investing How-To Guide provides practical tools and resources for an investing community that urgently needs to address its diversity and ...

Investigating gendered social norms affecting women’s economic participation related to recruitment and promotion in Vietnam

July 2020

This report presents findings of CARE International in Vietnam’s research on gendered social norms and how they limit women’s economic participation ...

Men and masculinities in a globalising Viet Nam

July 2020

This report summarises the findings of the research on men and masculinities in a globalising Vietnam carried out by the Institute for Social ...

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

June 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 the Philippines, May 2020

June 2020

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

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

June 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

June 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 ...

WOMEN IN STEM – A Baseline Study

June 2020

This baseline study validates the findings of previous studies that the STEM industries, particularly the fields of engineering, architecture and related fields as ...

Unpaid Care Work: Your daily load and why it matters

June 2020

This interactive tool lets users calculate the approximate time they will spend on unpaid care work throughout their lifetime, based on the number ...

COVID-19 and Gender Rapid Self-Assessment Tool

June 2020

The COVID-19 and Gender Rapid Self-Assessment Tool has been created to enable companies to assess their COVID-19 response and ensure they support women ...

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

June 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

June 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

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 ...

EMPLOYER-SUPPORTED CHILDCARE: A practical guide for Myanmar businesses

June 2020

This guide provides useful information for employers in Myanmar on childcare support for employees and includes an explanation of why this support is ...

Gender-Sensitive Private Sector Response to COVID-19 for Accelerated and Inclusive Economic Recovery

May 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

May 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

May 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

May 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 ...

Diego and Theresa Buenaflor – The Hustle Behind Ellana Cosmetics

May 2020

In this podcast, Theresa and Diego Buenaflor share the story of how they lifted Ellana Cosmetics from its humble beginnings and transformed it ...

Women in Agriculture Initiative – Annual Report 2019

May 2020

This report provides data and insights on the milestones of Root Capital’s Women in Agricultural Initiative for 2019. A partner of Investing in ...

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

May 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

May 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 ...

Interim Key Messages | Flexible funding for humanitarian response and COVID-19

May 2020

This note provides recommendations and key messages reflecting IASC commitments, aligned with Grand Bargain principles  aimed at providing assistance to people in need ...

Interim Technical Note | Protection from sexual exploitation and abuse during COVID-19 response

May 2020

This document provides guidelines for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, which should strengthen existing PSEA commitments ...

Interim Guidance | Gender alert for COVID-19 outbreak

May 2020

This document enumerates gendered impacts of COVID-19 and includes minimum standards for integrating gender equality into preparedness and response planning process, and cluster ...

The Secretary-General’s UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

May 2020

This document summarises the scope of the United Nations COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund and governance structure.

Investing in Women Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning from Phase 1

April 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

April 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 ...

2020 Philippine Startup Survey

April 2020

This report presents data, insights and stories gathered through a survey of 111 startup founders and 31 investors in the Philippines, conducted by PwC.  

The COVID-19 Outbreak and Gender: Key Advocacy Points from Asia and the Pacific

April 2020

Prepared by the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group, this document outlines emerging gender impacts in Asia and the Pacific amidst COVID-19, as ...

Gender Representation in Philippine Advertising

April 2020

This study seeks to present a localised analysis of advertisements for gendered portrayals. The researchers intended to document the portrayals of all genders ...

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 ...

COVID-19: Promoting positive gender roles in marketing and advertising

April 2020

Produced by UN Women, this document provides considerations for businesses and companies, to help them create gender-balanced, socially beneficial marketing and promotional materials ...

2X Challenge and Gender Finance Collaborative response to the COVID-19 pandemic

April 2020

The 2X Challenge and GFI encourage their peer DFIs and other investors to implement gender-sensitive responses to COVID-19. This document outlines GFI and ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Equality

April 2020

Prepared by the National Bureau of Economic Research, this paper provides insights on how the economic downturn caused by COVID-18 can affect women ...

COVID-19 is not gender neutral

April 2020

Policies and public health efforts are scrambling to catch up with the spread of COVID-19. Hand-washing, social distancing and self-isolation will all contribute ...

Global Humanitarian Response Plan COVID-19

April 2020

The Global Humanitarian Response Plan was produced by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and its humanitarian partners ...

Updated Country Preparedness and Response Status for COVID-19 as of 13 April 2020

April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed nations around the world at risk. All countries are expected to prepare and respond to the crisis in ...

Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Planning and Response

April 2020

This is a practical guide for United Nations country teams and partners in developing operational plans to respond to COVID-19 at country level—...

COVID-19 Strategy Update

April 2020

This strategy update captures WHO’s learnings over a period of three months, and is based on the pool of accumulated evidence on ...

Strategic preparedness and response plan for the new coronavirus

April 2020

Prepared by the World Health Organisation, this strategic preparedness and response plan enumerates public health measures that the international community can provide to ...

‘Gender blind’ coronavirus policies could hinder disease fight

April 2020

Analysing the impact of COVID-19 on gender could be key in fighting the disease. Women are on the coronavirus frontlines as healthcare workers, ...

COVID-19 and the world of work: Impact and policy responses

April 2020

This briefing note contains the International Labour Organization’s preliminary assessment of the possible impacts of COVID-19 on the global workforce.  It proposes ...

Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

April 2020

An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of ...

The gendered dimensions of COVID-19

April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected not only the physical health, but also the well-being and economic resilience, of women. Incidents of domestic violence ...

COVID-19: The gendered impacts of the outbreak

April 2020

To fully understand the primary and secondary effects of a health crisis on individuals and communities, it is vital to recognise how such ...

Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women

April 2020

This policy brief explores how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and enumerates suggested priority measures to accompany ...

UPDATE: Impacts on COVID-19 on Domestic and Family Violence in NSW

April 2020

Women’s Safety NSW conducted a second survey of frontline workers and service providers to gather information on the evolving challenges arising from ...

Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Children Experiencing Domestic and Family Violence and Frontline Domestic and Family Violence Services

April 2020

Women’s Safety NSW conducted a survey of frontline workers, coordinators and service providers to determine how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Domestic ...

SEAF’s Gender Equality Scorecard

April 2020

SEAF’s Gender Equality Scorecard (GES) is a tool for assessing women’s economic empowerment and gender equality within investment opportunities and portfolio ...

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 ...

Why and how should we value unpaid work?

March 2020

This policy note outlines why housework is a social issue and why and how it should be recognised and valued.

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