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Financial education program : learner’s manual (English)

This report is a learning manual of finance for household’s and presents the following topics: introduction; setting financial goals; why is it necessary to make a budget? ... See More +

Manual 122177 DEC 01, 2017

French Disclosed

How to identify legal barriers to women’s participation in agriculture (English)

How do legal barriers perpetuate the gender gap in agriculture? The gender gap in agriculture - women’s lower productivity and earnings compared to men’s - has crippling effects on producers and consumers alike, from the household to the national level. ... See More +

Brief 120912 NOV 01, 2017

Vyzaki,Marialena; Van De Velde,Patricia Disclosed

Women-owned enterprises in Vietnam : perceptions and potential : Executive summary (English)

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are vital to Vietnam’s economic growth, accounting for more than 98 percent of all business, 40 percent of Gross domestic product (GDP), and 50 percent of total employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 121280 OCT 01, 2017

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Key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)

This note provides a rapid summary of a first set of eight notes in this series on girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa. ... See More +

Brief 120586 OCT 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Yedan,Ali French Disclosed

Social norms change for women’s financial inclusion (English)

In 2016, village elders banned mobile phones for unmarried women in a community in Gujarat. The male elders had decided that there is no benefit to unmarried women’s access to a phone and that such access is a nuisance to society. ... See More +

Brief 119212 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Situation économique en Côte d’Ivoire : et si l’emergence était une femme? (French)

Le dernier rapport sur la situation économique de la Côte d`Ivoire constate qu'en 2016 et pendant les premiers mois de 2017, le pays a continué d'enregistrer une croissance économique parmi les plus fortes du continent africain. ... See More +

Working Paper 117223 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Algorithms for inclusion : data driven lending for women owned SMEs (English)

All over the world, women have less access to credit than men. Because of both discriminatory property laws and unwritten social customs, women are less likely than men to own high-value assets that can be used as collateral to secure loans. ... See More +

Brief 116981 JUN 01, 2017

Alibhai,Aly Salman; Achew,Mengistu Bessir; Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Khan,Anushe A.; Strobbe,Francesco Disclosed

Armenia - Leveling the STEM playing field for women : differences in opportunity and outcomes in fields of study and the labor market : Armenia - leveling the STEM playing field for women : differences in opportunity and outcomes in fields of study and the labor market (English)

This report summarizes the challenges facing Armenian women at school and in the workplace with a special focus on STEM-related employment. As the world transitions to an increasingly digital economy, jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will become a powerful driver of economic growth in the twenty-first century. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS21924 MAY 01, 2017

Inoue,Keiko; Bailey,Laura E.; Aedo Inostroza,Mario Cristian Disclosed

Not just more, but better : fostering quality of employment for women (English)

Despite progress on women’s labor force participation in the past few decades, there remain persistent gender gaps across multiple dimensions of job quality. ... See More +

Working Paper 113175 JAN 01, 2017

Datta,Namita; Kotikula,Aphichoke Disclosed

Banking on women : creating value for banks and boosting economic growth (English)

Women represent half of the world’s population and half its economic potential. And while a growing awareness of the importance of gender equality has helped catalyze progress in recent years, the majority of women’s economic potential remains untapped, particularly in the financial sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 121534 JAN 01, 2017

Mcnally,John Philip; Schnabel,Jessica A. Disclosed

Banco BHD Leon uses women-centered design to grow its market in the Dominican Republic (English)

Marketing to women isn’t just about promoting goods and services to them. It requires an understanding of women’s needs, as well as preferences, across various market segments. ... See More +

Working Paper 121530 JAN 01, 2017

Murti,Bhattiprolu Balachandra Disclosed

Getting to work : unlocking women's potential in Sri Lanka's labor force (English)

Sri Lanka has the 14th-largest gender gap in labor force participation globally: 36 percent forwomen versus 75 percent for men in 2016.Despite significant progress in women’s health and education, female labor force participation in Sri Lanka has remained consistently below middle income country averages and even declined in recent years. ... See More +

Brief 121300 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Women entrepreneurs open a path for digital financial services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), finding ways to expand banking services presents a particular challenge because financial institutions are scarce. ... See More +

Working Paper 121528 JAN 01, 2017

Murti,Bhattiprolu Balachandra Disclosed

Case study : Kenya’s solar lighting entrepreneurs (English)

Over the past several years, Kenya has launched a number of initiatives to address its electricity shortfall. But power supply continues to be unreliable in many parts of the country, acting as an impediment to economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 121539 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Women entrepreneurs light the way for solar products in India (English)

Lighting Asia/India, part of IFC’s Lighting Global program, accelerates access to clean and affordable energy in rural India by promoting modern off-grid lighting products, home systems, and mini-grid connections. ... See More +

Working Paper 121538 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Getting to work : unlocking women’s potential in Sri Lanka’s labor force - overview (English)

Sri Lanka has the 14th-largest gender gap in labor force participation (LFP) globally. LFP rates among Sri Lankan women age 15 years and older were 36 percent for 2015 and 2016, versus 75 percent for same-age men for both years. ... See More +

Publication 121117 JAN 01, 2017

Solotaroff,Jennifer; Kuriakose,Anne T.; Joseph,George Disclosed

Case study : banking on women entrepreneurs pays dividends at BLC Bank (English)

The small- and medium-enterprise (SME) sector in Lebanon is a powerful economic force, accounting for 97 percent of all enterprises and employing more than half of the nation’s workforce. ... See More +

Working Paper 121527 JAN 01, 2017

Murti,Bhattiprolu Balachandra Disclosed

She for shield : insure women to better protect all (English)

The insurance industry plays an important role in the growth and stability of the global economy, providing individual, family, and community level protection against economic, social, and environmental shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 114402 JAN 01, 2017

Grown,Caren; Porter-Peschka, Mary; Louat, Natalie; Kolb,Henriette; Olivier, Gaelle; Wattez-Richard, Garance Disclosed

SolTuna - Tuna processing, Solomon Islands (English)

SolTuna, based in the town of Noro in Solomon Islands’ Western Province, is the country’s only tuna processing facility. An IFC investment client since 2013, SolTuna employs over 1,800 workers, 64 percent of whom are women. ... See More +

Working Paper 121544 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Women’ s Economic Empowerment Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework for supporting the women’ s economic empowerment plan (English)

The development objective of Women’ s Economic Empowerment Project for Afghanistan is to increase women's participation in business support services and income-generating activities in pilot areas of Afghanistan. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2759 NOV 01, 2016

Morton,Matthew H. Disclosed

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Financial education program : learner’s manual (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122177 Manual French
How to identify legal barriers to women’s participation in agriculture (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120912 Brief
Women-owned enterprises in Vietnam : perceptions and potential : Executive summary (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121280 Working Paper
Key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120586 Brief French
Social norms change for women’s financial inclusion (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 119212 Brief
Situation économique en Côte d’Ivoire : et si l’emergence était une femme? (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 117223 Working Paper
Algorithms for inclusion : data driven lending for women owned SMEs (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116981 Brief
Armenia - Leveling the STEM playing field for women : differences in opportunity and outcomes in fields of study and the labor market : Armenia - leveling the STEM playing field for women : differences in opportunity and outcomes in fields of study and the labor market (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 ACS21924 Working Paper
Not just more, but better : fostering quality of employment for women (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113175 Working Paper
Banking on women : creating value for banks and boosting economic growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121534 Working Paper
Banco BHD Leon uses women-centered design to grow its market in the Dominican Republic (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121530 Working Paper
Getting to work : unlocking women's potential in Sri Lanka's labor force (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121300 Brief
Women entrepreneurs open a path for digital financial services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121528 Working Paper
Case study : Kenya’s solar lighting entrepreneurs (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121539 Working Paper
Women entrepreneurs light the way for solar products in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121538 Working Paper
Getting to work : unlocking women’s potential in Sri Lanka’s labor force - overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121117 Publication
Case study : banking on women entrepreneurs pays dividends at BLC Bank (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121527 Working Paper
She for shield : insure women to better protect all (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114402 Working Paper
SolTuna - Tuna processing, Solomon Islands (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121544 Working Paper
Afghanistan - Women’ s Economic Empowerment Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework for supporting the women’ s economic empowerment plan (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 SFG2759 Environmental Assessment