CG for Women (IFC-602750)

  • Sri Lanka
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 13, 2019
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.10 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 Mar 8, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jan 8, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank website, the project will provide targeted interventions at four levels to provide corporate governance (CG) advisory services to improve gender dimension in the private sector of Sri Lanka. Such interventions may include the following activities:
1. Macro-level: raise awareness of the benefits of better board diversity and build demand for more women on boards by participating in select awareness raising initiatives; 2: Regulatory-level: Improve the gender dimensions of the CG regulatory environment through assisting the drafting/updating of laws and codes; 3: Market-level: Strengthen local market CG intermediaries and infrastructure to a) promote better gender diversity on corporate boards/business leadership, and b) to promote SME governance training for women-owned SMEs; and 4: Firm-level: Improve CG practices in firms through providing direct in-depth CG services to firms.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Contact Information

No contact information available at the time of writing.


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