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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

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

Dec 1, 2021

Gender-smart Business Solutions: Serena Hotels

Serena Hotels Takes Leadership Role in Tackling Barriers to Women’s Employment in Pakistan

English | 8 pages | IFC 2021

Nov 16, 2021

Sustainable Bonds: Bridging the Gap for Gender Equality

Oct 8, 2021

Gender-smart Business Solutions: Maxport, Vietnam

Vietnam’s Maxport Seeks to Grow by Boosting Opportunities for Women Workers

English | 8 pages | IFC 2021

Oct 8, 2021

Gender-smart Business Solutions: Bauducco, Brazil

Bauducco’s Commitment to Gender Equality: A Strategic Approach to Increase their Customer Value

English | 8 pages | IFC 2021

Oct 1, 2021

Women Technopreneurs: The Landscape for Women Technology Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

IFC and SLASSCOM report on the landscape for women technology entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

Oct 1, 2021

How to Support Your Company to Write and Implement a Workplace Policy for Prevention of Sexual Harassment

This tip sheet provides ‘How To’ steps for integrating the systematic prevention of sexual harassment into human resources policies.

14 pages | © October 2021 IFC | Complimentary

Oct 1, 2021

How to Support Your Company to Write and Implement an Employee Code of Conduct for Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

This tip sheet provides ‘How To’ steps to ensure that prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment is systematically integrated into codes of conduct.

14 pages | © October 2021 IFC | Complimentary

Oct 1, 2021

How to Support Your Company to Establish and Manage a Worker Grievance Mechanism for Sexual Harassment

This tip sheet provides ‘How To’ steps to ensure that the issue of addressing sexual harassment is systematically integrated into company grievance processes.

14 pages | © October 2021 IFC | Complimentary

Oct 1, 2021

How to Support Your Company to Develop a Community-Based Grievance Mechanism for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

This tip sheet provides ‘How To’ steps for addressing gender-related grievances from affected communities, including stakeholder consultation and how to set up a community-based grievance mechanism.

14 pages | © October 2021 IFC | Complimentary

Sep 19, 2021

The Rakorako Peer Learning Series

This report provides an overview Rakorako peer learning series, showcasing the achievements of the participating companies and providing a blueprint for other private sector entities in Fiji and across the Pacific, and illustrating the compelling benefits to businesses if action is taken.

Jul 28, 2021

Workplace responses to Family and Sexual Violence in PNG: Measuring the Business Case

The report presents the results from the first round of research data—which provide a benchmark for measuring the business case for workplace responses. Impact to business will be measured through additional data collection efforts in 2021 and 2022.

Jun 29, 2021

Sourcing2Equal Kenya: Barriers and Approaches to Increase Access to Markets for Women- Owned Businesses

An IFC Sourcing2Equal study on gender-inclusive sourcing to understand the barriers that women-owned SMEs face in accessing procurement contracts in the private sector in Kenya

Jun 25, 2021

Leading Tanzanian Women in Financial Services

Tanzania’s financial services sector is an important engine of economic growth and includes banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, and credit reference bureaus.

May 26, 2021

Women and e-commerce in Southeast Asia

Across the globe, e-commerce is thriving. In Southeast Asia, the e-commerce market has tripled in size since 2015, and it is expected to triple again by 2025. Two new IFC reports show that this growth could be even higher if we invest in women entrepreneurs on e-commerce platforms.

English | IFC 2021

May 26, 2021

Women and e-commerce in Africa

Across the globe, e-commerce is thriving. In Africa, the number of online shoppers has increased by an average of 18 percent every year since 2014, with similar growth anticipated over the next decade. IFC’s latest report shows that this growth could be even higher if we invest in the women entrepreneurs on e-commerce platforms.