While there has been global progress in reducing gaps between men and women in health and education, women still lag behind when it comes to economic participation and political empowerment. According to McKinsey's “Delivering the Power of Parity: Towards a more gender equal society”, 2016, report women's participation at the same level at men could add up to
IFC develops gender-smart solutions that benefit women and companies alike. IFC conducts research into the business case, assists client with advice and investments and through private sector peer learning partnerships.
Speaking at the #Be Bold for Change event,
According to IFC's report on Improving Access to Finance for Women Owned Businesses in
IFC's work in
In India IFC is also partnering with mobile-payments company FreeCharge to encourage more women entrepreneurs to sell their products on online retailer
Gender equality is central to the core of the