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This issue brief is the result of an in-depth review of six meta-evaluations and 23 rigorous impact studies undertaken during the past 10 years in women’s entrepreneurship development initiatives around the world. It provides a synthesis of impact findings and examines several critical interventions. For example, the... read more
Jan 6, 2015 | Payal Patel
In recent years, support programs for women entrepreneurs have gained traction and prominence as a means to create jobs and boost productivity at the national and regional levels. However, disparities in initial resource endowments of men- and women-led firms, sector sorting into low productivity... read more
Report | Oct 11, 2014
There are numerous projects and programs focusing on female entrepreneurship worldwide, yet there were no measures available to compare countries according to the same metrics. The Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) was created to fill this gap. The Gender-GEDI Index is the first ever diagnostic... read more
Report | Aug 25, 2014
Who are the region's high-growth women entrepreneurs and what motivates them? This study was commissioned by the MIF and produced by Ernst... read more
Jun 16, 2014 | WEGrow
The purpose of Forget the Glass Ceiling: Build Your Business Without One is to break down the stereotypes that women can’t found and/or run high-potential companies. Too many talented women don’t pursue entrepreneurship. The combined wisdom and individual stories of 10 women is the basis for educating, motivating and... read more
Jun 16, 2014 | Geri Stengel
Entrepreneurship has attracted global interest for its potential to catalyze economic and social development. Research suggesting that certain entrepreneurial mindsets and skills can be learned has given rise to the field of entrepreneurship education and training (EET). Despite the growth of EET, global knowledge about... read more
Jun 15, 2014
This research paper aims to present a comparative empirical study, to investigate the impact that ICT plays on empowering women entrepreneurs in 5 developing/ emerging countries, namely Egypt, Jordan,Morocco, Algeria, and Brazil. The World Bank's Investment Climate Assessment Surveys (ICA), are the primary source for... read more
Jun 15, 2014 | Mona Farid Badran, PhD
It is increasingly recognized that women's full and equal participation in business has important repercussions for domestic and regional economies. Asia-Pacific Economic Coooperation (APEC) has made women's economic inclusion a top priority. To that end, APEC commissioned a research study designed and implemented by... read more
Report | May 13, 2014
In many countries in Africa, the majority of small farmers are women.  They produce crops such as maize, cassava, cotton, and rice that have enormous potential for increased trade between African countries and with the global market.Women are also involved in providing services across borders, such as education,... read more
Report | Apr 16, 2014
Women are a driving force behind Africa’s economy. Nearly a third of firms in Sub-Saharan Africa are female-owned and women grow and estimated 80 percent of the food.The East Africa Trade Hub (EATH) provides technical assistance to African firms and governments to enhance their competitiveness in global markets and... read more
Brief | Apr 3, 2014