Post in Gender
The Way Forward: Four Lessons for Women’s Economic Empowerment
Based on the IDB Group’s track record with supporting women’s economic empowerment, here are four overarching lessons with a focus on private sector initiatives. Some may seem obvious at first glance, but there are still many institutions, both public and private, that don’t consider women´s particular needs.
Gender, Regional Trade & Inclusive Growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Greater women participation in the labor market and in the business ecosystem should strategically consider technological development and changes in value chains, to achieve a truly sustainable female economic empowerment within the framework of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Gender Equity in Business: How Are We Doing in the Region?
A recent IDB INTAL and IDB Invest study highlights the various problems women are faced with in the labor market. Some of the most important are horizontal and vertical segregation, as well as the gender pay gap in companies in the region.
Stephanie Oueda: “Equality & Diversity Must Be Lived. To Serve the Region, We Must Be the Region”
In an interview with the Negocios Sostenibles blog, the head of diversity and gender at IDB Invest explains the relevance of multilateral institutions in promoting gender equality and inclusion, the part the private sector plays in this and the importance of teaching by example.
More Protection for More Equality
While International Women’s Day allowed for reflection on progress towards gender equality, it is also an opportunity to discuss the alarming rates of gender-based violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, aggravated by the pandemic. The private sector has an important role in evaluating and addressing risks of gender-based violence, which is paramount to achieving equality.
Beyond Words: Success Stories with Gender Impact in IDB Invest Projects
Six months after the launch of one of the first loan programs linked to results and entrepreneur training in Central America, companies owned and led by women are already reporting new access to financing via BAC Credomatic El Salvador.