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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
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