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Mar 16, 2010

Expanding Women's Role in Africa's Modern Off-Grid Lighting Market

The publication analyzes women's role as both consumers and entrepreneurs and identifies women-specific opportunities in the expanding market for modern off-grid lighting.

Mar 16, 2010

Women in Mining: A Guide to Integrating Women into the Workforce

Women in Mining provides a conceptual framework and a step-by-step approach to integrating women into mining and other extractive and heavy industries. It also shows how companies can increase the benefits that women and their families receive from these industries.

Mar 1, 2010

Economic Opportunities for Women in the Pacific - Tonga

Women in Tonga are involved in a wide variety of businesses, while also being highly regarded in traditional society; however, as the "Tonga Gender and Investment Climate Reform Assessment" report establishes, female professionals and entrepreneurs face several constraints that inhibit their full potential for economic growth.

Mar 1, 2010

Economic Opportunities for Women in the Pacific - Vanuatu

The "Vanuatu Gender and Investment Climate Reform Assessment" illustrates the need for ni-Vanuatu women to be included in the policy debate surrounding both the legal and regulatory impediments to doing business. With this, ni-Vanuatu business women can have a voice to ensure investment climate reforms also have a positive impact on the development of female-headed businesses.

Mar 1, 2010

Economic Opportunities for Women in the Pacific - Pacific Samoa

The "Samoa Gender and Investment Climate Reform Assessment" report indicates barriers that have been preventing women from realizing their potential in business. The report also seeks to offer ways in which Samoan business women ought to be informed about business processes as well as the benefits of these processes.

Mar 1, 2010

Economic Opportunities for Women in the Pacific - Solomon Islands

In the Solomon Islands, women play a major role in the country's rural economy, as both producers and sellers of their produce at the market. The "Solomon Islands Gender and Investment Climate Reform Assessment" points out that many of the women running these enterprises are, or have the potential, to be growth-oriented and provides simple and attainable tools for implementation.

Mar 1, 2010

Economic Opportunities for Women in the Pacific - Timor-Leste

Women in Timor-Leste are estimated to own nearly half of all micro-enterprises, with many actively involved in trading, selling their produce to the market, and managing kiosks; however, as the "Timor-Leste Gender and Investment Climate Reform Assessment" illustrates, women professionals and entrepreneurs also face several challenges in doing business in Timor-Leste.

Mar 1, 2010

Economic Opportunities for Women in the Pacific - Papua New Guinea

Most Papua New Guinean business women operate informally, which limits their opportunity to access credit, property and justice as well as grow their businesses. Such barriers prevent women from further economic participation, and are outlined in the "Papua New Guinea Gender and Investment Climate Reform Assessment", along with targets, activities and tools to address some of these barriers.

Mar 1, 2010

Economic Opportunities for Women in the Pacific - Executive Summary

Empowering women with economic opportunity provides them with the means to take care of their families and communities, and escape the poverty cycle. The Gender and Investment Climate Reform Assessments for Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga and Vanuatu address some of the barriers preventing women from realizing their economic potential by providing practical and attainable solutions to improving business women's opportunities.

Mar 1, 2010

Economic Opportunities for Women in the Pacific - Case Study

"Economic Opportunities for Women in the Pacific" profiles 52 business women, representing countries where IFC works across the Pacific region, in 30 case studies. Women in the report share lessons in starting their businesses, and describe the obstacles and opportunities they encountered in their pursuit of growth. By revealing their future plans, the women provide inspiration for current and future business women of the Pacific to pursue greater entrepreneurial ventures.

Oct 1, 2009

Embedding Gender in Sustainability Reporting: A Practitioner's Guide

This resource has been produced by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and IFC, with the support of the governments of Iceland, Germany, and Switzerland, to help organizations using the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework embed material gender issues in sustainability reports.

Aug 1, 2009

Gender Dimensions of the Extractive Industries

"Mining for Equity: The Gender Dimensions of the Extractive Industries" explores how men and women are differently involved in and impacted by the extractive industries (EI). It highlights the fact that, of the economic, social, and environmental impacts of EI, men typically have greater access to the benefits, while women are often more vulnerable to the risks.

Aug 1, 2009

Mainstreaming Gender into Extractive Industries Projects

"Mainstreaming Gender into Extractive Industries Projects: Guidance Note for Task Team Leaders" provides detailed technical guidance on how and when gender can be integrated into World Bank Extractive Industries project design, implementation and supervision.

Oct 1, 2008

Voices of Women Entrepreneurs in Rwanda

This report seeks to provide an in-depth legal and regulatory analysis while also reflecting the successes and challenges that women entrepreneurs are facing in Rwanda.

Jun 1, 2008

Les Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises en Tunisie

French only.

May 1, 2008

Voices of Women Entrepreneurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This report aims to compile available research on the topic of women's contributions to Bosnia and Herzegovina's economy and showcase positive role models of women in business, in the context of the country's post-conflict background.

Jan 1, 2008

Banking on Women in Business - Case Study: Uganda

This case study highlights dfcu Group's Women in Business Program, which looks at extending lending to women entrepreneurs, supported by a $6 million credit line from IFC, of which at least $2 million is dedicated to the women's program.

Jan 1, 2008

Banking on Women in Business - Case Study: Tanzania

This case study highlights how Exim Bank is responding to women's demands for financing by dedicating lines of credit to women entrepreneurs running midsize enterprises through its new Women Entrepreneurs Finance Program.

Jan 1, 2008

Banking on Women in Business - Case Study: Nigeria

Working with IFC experts, Access Bank first examined the women's market in Nigeria and elsewhere, while analyzing the bank's own assumptions, processes and lending requirements to see what barriers women clients faced.

Dec 1, 2007

Women Business Owners in the United Arab Emirates

The aim of this research study was to build the capacity of business women's associations to better serve their members and to expand knowledge about women's entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Nov 1, 2007

A Situação das Mulheres Empresárias de Luanda

Portuguese only.

Aug 1, 2007

Voices of Women Entrepreneurs in Tanzania

This report documents the challenges that women face, but also highlights the successes of Tanzanian businesswomen.

Jun 1, 2007

Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa: Characteristics, Contributions and Challenges

Limited to five countries - Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates - the purpose of this analysis is to help countries in the MENA region better understand the challenges faced by women and to promote an environment in which female as well as male entrepreneurs can thrive.

Jun 1, 2007

Women Business Owners in Jordan: Characteristics, Contributions and Challenges

This report provides policy makers, financial institutions and entrepreneurial support organizations with new insights into the attitudes, challenges and needs of women business owners and their firms in Jordan.