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Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (English)

The study in Togo reveals that psychology-based entrepreneur training (personal initiative training) increases firm profits by 30 percent, compared to a statistically insignificant increase for traditional business training. ... See More +

Brief 120303 OCT 01, 2017

Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Goldstein,Markus P. French Disclosed

Precarious drop : reassessing patterns of female labor force participation in India (English)

This paper uses successive rounds of National Sample Survey Organization data from 1993-94 to 2011-12, and draws from census data. This paper (i) provides a description of nearly two decades of patterns and trends in female labor force participation in India; (ii) estimates the extent of the recent decline in female labor force participation; and (iii) examines and assesses the contribution of various demographic and socioeconomic factors in explaining the female labor force participation decision and the recent the drop. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8024 APR 04, 2017

Andres,Luis Alberto; Dasgupta,Basab; Joseph,George; Abraham,Vinoj; Correia,Maria C. Disclosed

Strengthening businesses in Europe and Central Asia through women leaders (English)

Only 20 percent of firms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) have female top managers. International Finance Corporation’s (IFC’s) corporate governance program in ECA works with local institutions to promote the business case for good corporate governance practices. ... See More +

Working Paper 113245 JAN 01, 2017

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Performance of female employers in Turkey (English)

It is well documented that economic participation of women is very low in Turkey compared to that of men in the country. This gender disparity in economic participation is valid not only for participation in the labor market as a wage employee but also for entrepreneurship. ... See More +

Working Paper 102015 DEC 01, 2015

Cebeci,Tolga Disclosed

Access to finance for women : leveraging donor funding to assist highly disadvantaged women across Africa (English)

This report focuses on African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) an Africa-wide fundraising and grant-making initiative for African women. ... See More +

Brief 62633 DEC 01, 2004

Foster, Joana Disclosed