Women's Employment Program (IFC-602113)

Regions
  • World
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Mar 12, 2018
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.92 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Apr 9, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Mar 19, 2018


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Project Description

IFC's Women's Employment Program provides clients in manufacturing, agribusiness and services with employment assessments and in-depth customized advisory services to help them understand their unique business case for investing in gender-smart employment solutions and working conditions favorable to women. The program will enable clients to establish their baselines, set realistic targets and develop a gender action plan for implementation. 

People Affected By This Project

The Project's overall goal is to improve women’s employment in IFC clients manufacturing, agribusiness and services. This will be achieved through employment assessments and other advisory designed to: improve retention, acquisition (where relevant) and promotion of women, reduce absenteeism, improve job quality and satisfaction enjoyed by women and men, while improving the company’s business performance, thanks to the implementation of the recommended improvements. Through the project, IFC will also provide new thought leadership through case studies, peer learning platforms and other knowledge management initiatives.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Contact Information

*Project contacts not available at the time of disclosure.*

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