Operating at the intersection between finance and public policy, and with around 10 per cent of all global public and private investment, public development banks (PDBs) play a vital role in advancing gender equality women's empowerment.
Author:Agence Française de Développement and UN Women
Many opportunities exist for companies to address all forms of discrimination in the workplace, marketplace and community to ensure that the perspectives and talents of women in all their diversity are equally valued.
The CEO Statement of Support encourages business leaders to use the seven Women’s Empowerment Principles as guide posts for actions that advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community, and communicate progress through the use of gender-disaggregated data and other benchmarks.
An enabling environment with strong multi-stakeholder interventions are key to achieving gender equality. This very notion is explored throughout this study, which offers insight on how the public and private sector interact to advance women's economic empowerment in the world of work.