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Jun 1, 2023

Her Home II: Housing Finance for Women in Ghana, Senegal, and Indonesia

This report provides country-specific insights into the barriers women face in obtaining housing finance and what steps can be taken to overcome them.

English | 46 pages | 2023 IFC

May 25, 2023

Clean Impact Bond: Mobilizing Finance for Clean Cooking

This Learning Brief showcases how IFC contributes to gender-smart climate action and inclusion at the base of the pyramid. The brief introduces the first-ever Clean Impact Bond (CIB),

May 16, 2023

Inclusive Distribution and Retail: Women Entrepreneurs using E-Commerce in Egypt

This analysis shares the results of a survey of micro, small, and medium-sized (MSME) retailers in Cairo, Egypt that use the MaxAB e-commerce platform. The survey was conducted from December 2021 to January 2022 by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and MaxAB, with the support of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) and the government of the Netherlands.

Apr 6, 2023

Benefits of an Inclusive Distribution Network - Insights from IFC and Ceylon Biscuits Limited on Women-led Distributors and Retailers


This case study expands the evidence base for advancing gender equality in the distribution and retail segments of corporate supply chains in Sri Lanka.

Feb 24, 2023

Tip Sheet: Guidance for Boards of Directors on Overseeing Gender-Based Violence and Harassment Risk

This tip sheet offers guidance to Boards of Directors on the effective governance of gender-based violence and harassment risks.

16 pages | © February 2023 IFC | Complimentary

Jan 23, 2023

Case Study: Exploring Client Approaches to Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response - Energia del Pacifico, Infrastructure, El Salvador

In a country with a high prevalence of Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Harassment (GBVH) (estimated to cost the GDP 3.9% (2019), Energia del Pacifico (EDP) recognized the need to go beyond minimum environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements to boost its ESG performance and manage GBV risks.

13 pages | © January 2023 | Complimentary

Dec 20, 2022

The State of Gender Equality in Corporate Leadership: Market Monitors for Latin America, G20, Regional

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative in partnership with IFC and UN Women have produced these three market monitors to present a ranking of stock exchanges based on gender balance of issuers’ boards in Latin America, G20, and regional markets.

6 pages | © December 2022 IFC | Complimentary

Dec 6, 2022

Powered by Women Nepal Progress Update (December 2020 - March 2022)

This is an update from 19 hydropower companies who have signed up to IFC’s Powered by Women Nepal initiative to promote gender equality and diversity at the workplace.

8 pages | © December 2022 IFC | Complimentary

Nov 15, 2022

Closing the Gender Finance Gap Through the Use of Blended Finance

A guide on the use of blended finance instruments to help women-led SMEs access financing to grow their business.

English | 16 pages | 2022 IFC

Oct 28, 2022

Being Bold—Case Studies on Women's Business Leadership in Sierra Leone and Liberia

“Being Bold—Case Studies on Women’s Business Leadership in Sierra Leone and Liberia” presents four powerful examples of how women leaders in fragile markets are using their passion, intelligence, skills, and talents to transform their economies and societies.

22 pages | © November 2022 IFC | Complimentary

Oct 24, 2022

Bridging the Gap in the Arab States: Emerging Private Sector Response and Recovery Measures for Gender Equality amid COVID-19

This regional report aims to inform companies in the Arab region and around the world on practices and initiatives for supporting women leaders, employees, entrepreneurs and those in value chains to navigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

39 pages | © October 2022 IFC | Complimentary

Sep 15, 2022

Business Case for Creating Respectful Workplaces in Sri Lanka

This research covered workplace experiences and behaviors, and how these affect employees. The findings presented in this report will be used to develop tools and resources to help companies prevent and address violence and harassment connected with the workplace.

Jul 11, 2022

Women and Online Learning in Emerging Markets

This report shows how online platforms can support women in accessing job relevant courses and credentials to advance their employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

English |145 pages | 2022 IFC

Jun 16, 2022

Spotlight on Grupo Altex, Mexico – Supporting Employees through Childcare

This note discusses Grupo Altex’s experience in offering a family-friendly workplace with a focus on childcare that can inspire and help other companies in providing similar opportunities for their employees.

English, 14 pages | Español, 15 pages | 2022 IFC

Jun 15, 2022

Inclusive Distribution: Advancing Gender Equality in the Fast-moving Consumer Goods Sector

This learning brief presents an emerging business case, the challenges, and recommendations to advance gender equality within the distribution activities of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector.

English | 16 pages | 2022 IFC

May 13, 2022

She Matters: Women in Kazakhstan Corporate Leadership

This study examines 77% of all joint-stock companies in Kazakhstan, determining a clear correlation between gender diversity and financial and non-financial performance.

86 pages | © May 2022 IFC | Complimentary 86 pages | © May 2022 IFC | Complimentary

Apr 7, 2022

Inclusive Banking: Emerging Practices to Advance the Economic Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

This report highlights the private sector business case and emerging practices that foster economic inclusion for marginalized communities. It features first-hand information shared by 12 of IFC’s Treasury underwriter banks on how they are advancing economic inclusion for employees and customers with disabilities.

English | 36 pages | 2022 IFC

Mar 31, 2022

Inclusive Banking: Emerging Practices to Advance the Economic Inclusion of LGBTI People

This report highlights the private sector business case and emerging practices that foster economic inclusion beyond gender. It features first-hand information shared by 11 of IFC’s Treasury underwriter banks on how they are advancing economic inclusion for LGBTI employees and customers.

English | 38 pages | 2022 IFC

Mar 11, 2022

Enquête Gouvernance et Parité -- Women on Boards in Morocco

This study, the first ever in Morocco and the Maghreb region, aims to gather data on board practices in the country and raise awareness about the importance of benefits of board diversity.

11 pages | © March 2022 CFA, IFC, PwC | Complimentary

Mar 8, 2022

How Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality -- Updated Guidance and Best Practice

In this joint report, UN SSE and IFC identify three broad areas where stock exchanges can play a role in advancing gender equality, namely the promotion of gender-focused and/or gender-aware products and services, strengthening of market performance on gender equality, and leading by example.

51 pages | © March 2022 SSE, IFC | Complimentary

Mar 8, 2022

Realizing Sustainability through Diversity: The Case for Gender Diversity Among Sri Lanka's Business Leadership

This Updated Edition of Realizing Sustainability through Diversity: The Case for Gender Diversity Among Sri Lanka's Business Leadership highlights the progress made by Sri Lankan companies in bringing more women to their boardrooms.

57 pages | © March 2022 IFC | Complimentary

Mar 7, 2022

Opportunities and Constraints of Women Owned Very Small Enterprises in India

This report presents a post COVID landscape of Women’s Very Small Enterprises (WVSEs) in India. It quantifies the untapped credit opportunity and provides lenders with a roadmap for implementation.

English | 142 pages | 2022 IFC

Feb 22, 2022

The Inclusion of Women in the Digital Economy in Jordan and Lebanon

Many factors explain the absence of MENA women in the digital economy: the workforce gender gap across the region extends online; freelancing is not the preferred option for employment because it is viewed as less stable, difficult to establish, and not “real” work; women in the region often lack digital literacy and awareness of opportunities online; and legal frameworks are not in place to support online work.

Jan 31, 2022

Supporting Companies to Develop and Manage Community-Based Grievance and Feedback Mechanisms Regarding Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment

This toolkit is intended to support private sector companies to amend existing community-based grievance and feedback mechanisms, or develop new mechanisms, that are designed to receive and effectively manage reports of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

20 pages | © January 2022 IFC | Complimentary

Dec 13, 2021

Malayan Insurance: The Case for Insuring Women for a Better Tomorrow

Established in the Philippines, Malayan Insurance Company (MICO) is the country’s largest non-life insurer. The company has partnered with IFC for the past few years, with support from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, to develop a strategy for becoming the non-life insurer of choice for Filipino women. This case study explores the innovative solutions implemented by MICO under this partnership—a suite of women’s personal accident, property, business, and vehicle insurance solutions, with value added services.

English | 8 pages | 2021 IFC