2019, WOW – 20 pages
This query supports the ability to influence the investment community by selecting and analysing a set of ‘Key Facts’ that support the case for WEE. Several “facts” on the status of WEE and gender gaps – or on the business or development opportunities of addressing gender gaps – are frequently cited. However, there is often limited understanding of the strength or breadth of evidence that lies behind them. This is a challenge for evidence-based policymaking and where data that is not robust is used, it risks undermining rather than strengthening the case for WEE. The key questions that this query answers are:
- What are the key facts and opportunities on WEE that would be of most interest to developing country investors and partners involved in entrepreneurship?
- What is the strength/breadth of that evidence base for these facts and opportunities?
This query focuses on four thematic areas:
- Creating better jobs and building skills for business performance and growth.
- Financial inclusion and women’s entrepreneurship.
- Expanding access to technology and infrastructure.
- Addressing legal and property rights and workplace discrimination and social norms.
2019, DCED – 6 pages
This Guidance Sheet sets out the case for incorporating gender-responsive approaches to green finance in donor programmes; provides examples of how diverse gender and green finance approaches have been integrated into existing donor-funded activity; makes recommendations for future programmes.
2019, DCED – 6 pages
This Guidance Sheet sets out some rationales for gender-responsive green innovation and entrepreneurship programmes. It provides examples of how diverse gender and green growth approaches have been integrated into existing donor programmes and it presents lessons learned and recommendations for future programmes.
2019, DCED – 5 pages
This Guidance Sheet sets out the case for incorporating gender-responsive approaches to green jobs and skills development in donor programmes. It provides examples of how such approaches have been integrated into existing donor-funded activity, and it offers recommendations for future programmes.
2019, DCED – 6 pages
This Guidance Sheet sets out the case for incorporating gender-responsive approaches to value chain programmes. It presents examples of how diverse gender approaches have been integrated into the existing donor-funded activity. Furthermore, it offers success factors and recommendations for future programmes.
2019, DCED – 8 pages
This Guidance Sheet sets out arguments for considering gender-responsive approaches in donor programmes focused on macro-economic policies and national green growth strategies. It includes examples of how diverse approaches have been integrated into existing programmes and gives recommendations for future programming.
2019, DCED – 12 pages
This Guidance Sheet provides a brief introduction to the nexus of gender and green growth. Its purpose is to support practitioners working on the design and implementation of development programmes to consider the gender dimensions of green growth. It sets out the case for integrating gender into green economy programmes, presents case studies of existing donor projects, and provides guidelines and resources on how to incorporate a gender dimension in green growth processes and approaches.
2019, DCED – 1 page
The DCED developed a series of guidance sheets to support practitioners to integrate gender into green growth programming. Analysing existing green growth and gender programmes have informed the following key recommendations for practitioners including:
- Provide technical advice to partners to ensure the development and implementation of gender-responsive national green growth and sector policies.
- Commission national sex-disaggregated data on employment and entrepreneurship in green economy sector value chains and access to and usage of green finance.
- Use gender criteria to inform the selection of specific green value chains (VC) for interventions and conduct a VC analysis of women and men’s roles in these chains.
- Integrate content on gender and green growth in capacity building programmes.
- Collaborate with green sector industry associations and their members.
- Incorporate gender in the design and criteria for fund allocation.
- Provide support to women and women’s groups’ engagement.
2016, DCED – 22 pages
The paper focuses on how the impact of development programming can be equitably distributed amongst male and female beneficiaries. It focuses on the Alliances Lesser Caucasus Programme in Georgia and examines how to put gender and WEE into practice in a “making markets work for the poor” (M4P) approach.
The key lessons for practitioners that are outlined in this paper include:
- Building effective teams for WEE;
- generating and using WEE indicators;
- carrying out effective fieldwork;
- issues related to gender-disaggregated data;
- negotiating institutional norms;
- contextualising WEE impact.
2016, DCED – 97 pages
This study on business environment reform and gender highlights gaps in the evidence basis. It provides support to donors in formulating and implementing gender-sensitive business environment reform programmes in developing countries, which contribute to a more conducive business environment that works for women as well as men. It addresses the following questions:
- What are the factors in the business environment that have a direct and specific impact on women-owned and managed enterprises and the employment of women?
- What are the related lessons learned from previous and existing programmes on identifying, measuring and managing gender in business environment reform programmes?
- The greatest quantity of evidence concerns actual reforms or impacts related to childcare provision followed by substantial evidence on the positive impacts of the administration of joint land titles and women’s engagement in business associations.
- The literature review found that any gender-sensitive business environment reform may require addressing more than the direct business environment factors that impact women’s employment and their enterprise. Equally important will be addressing socio-cultural binding constraints on women, which impact a women’s ability to engage in employment and entrepreneurship with implications for WEE and sustainable economic growth.