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Apr 1, 2007

Voices of Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana

The Voices of Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana is an advocacy tool designed to complement the Gender and Growth Assessment in Ghana by presenting the issues, concerns and successes of women entrepreneurs in their own voice.

Jan 1, 2007

Gender and Economic Growth Assessment for Ghana 2007

The report presents key findings and a matrix of policy recommendations for enhancing gender considerations in economic activity, and in particular how to facilitate the economic role of women in Ghana.

Jan 1, 2007

Gender and Economic Growth in Tanzania

The report examines gender-based barriers in the business environment that limit women's contribution to Tanzania's economy.

Jan 1, 2007

Gender and Economic Growth in Kenya: Unleashing the Power of Women

The report makes specific recommendations to address gender-related barriers in the context of ongoing government and donor initiatives to encourage private sector development as the key driver of poverty reduction and economic growth.

Jan 1, 2007

Survey on the Status of Business Women in Mozambique

This report presents the results of a study which aims to ascertain the status of and challenges facing Mozambican women's small and medium enterprises.

Nov 1, 2006

Women Entrepreneurs and Access to Finance: Global Profiles

IFC and the Kauffman Foundation commissioned research on creative and effective programs, providing access to financing for women business owners through commercial banks and microfinance initiatives around the world.

Nov 1, 2006

Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa

Access to finance in South Africa is not equal across all groups. This fact sheet evaluates the challenges and opportunities to government and financial institutions in addressing this key issue.

Sep 1, 2006

Voices of Vietnamese Women Entrepreneurs

Women constitute a large group in Vietnam in terms of business start-up and ownership. Encouraging more women to become involved in enterprise and grow existing businesses will impact postively on Vietnam's economic performance.

Jun 1, 2006

Women Entrepreneurs Guide for Senegal

French only.

May 1, 2006

Voices of Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya

The report profiles successful women business owners as role models and offers a unique perspective, grounded in experience, on the obstacles and constraints they have had to overcome.

Apr 1, 2006

Access to Credit for Businesswomen in Indonesia

Women-owned businesses represent 60% of the total micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in Indonesia, offering an important contribution to Indonesia's economic growth. With so many women working in the MSME sector in Indonesia, access to credit for businesswomen becomes an important issue to consider.

Mar 1, 2006

MPDF/IFC GEM Survey of Women Business Owners in Vietnam

The women entrepreneurs surveyed identified a number of key issues and made recommendations to support the growth of women-owned enterprises in Vietnam.

Jan 1, 2006

Case Study Excerpt - Promoting Women's Employment in Mining

Sometimes companies can effectively pioneer change and challenge notions of workplace stereotypes. Programa Mujer, in Chile, is an innovative example of how to break with traditions that excludes women from mining operations.

Jan 1, 2006

Case Study Excerpt - "Going Beyond": Women's Empowerment Program in Sri Lanka and India

The MAS Holdings and its subsidiary companies launched a women's empowerment program entitled Go Beyond and the MAS Go Beyond "Empowered Woman of the Year" competition. The company’s apparel and manufacturing plants were over 90% women; a majority of them from predominantly rural backgrounds with limited access to enhance their education and skill base.

Aug 1, 2005

PEP MENA Gender Entrepreneurship Markets Analysis Tool

This manual provides practical guidance on how to analyze the needs of male and female entrepreneurs and how to open up opportunities to allow women to develop their businesses.

Aug 1, 2005

Case Study Excerpt - Addressing Gender Impacts in Privatization of Kenya Railways

Selecting workers for retrenchment during workforce realignments can be a difficult task. Some selection criterion such as length of service or qualifications can still unfairly target particular groups, especially women in the workforce.

Jan 1, 2005

Gender and Economic Growth in Uganda

This landmark report reflects the government of Uganda's concern that without the full economic contribution of both men and women, opportunities for job creation and economic growth are being missed.

Jan 1, 2001

Voices of Women in the Private Sector

This report highlights some of the entrepreneurial obstacles and needs faced by women in Indonesia's micro, small and medium enterprises, from legal discrimination to educational disadvantage; social pressures and access to finance issues.

Jan 1, 2001

Public Private Partnerships — Promoting Gender Equity — The Gender and Growth Assessment for Uganda

The Gender and Growth Assessment identified specific legal and administrative barriers to investment that have a gender dimension and suggested that Uganda could gain as much as 2% growth per annum by addressing gender inequalities.

Jan 1, 2001

Gender Equal Land Laws: Driving Businesses Forward

Not having comprehensive rights to land restricts the way in which land can be used as collateral for business borrowing, and both hampers credit markets and dampens the business environment in general.

Jan 1, 2001

Access to Finance for Women - Leveraging Donor Funding to Assist Highly Disadvantaged Women Across Africa

This report focuses on AWDF, an Africa-wide fundraising and grant-making initiative for African women. It is the first attempt at an Africawide philanthropic institution promoting social change through the funding of autonomous women's organizations.