Women in business now make up almost 50% of all new businesses in some Commonwealth countries but despite this, they still face significant challenges in terms of their sex and gender roles and their ability to run businesses and to raise capital. One of the common threads however is the need for women to achieve […]
This research, which explores the nexus between trade, gender and public procurement policy, investigates how inclusive government procurement policy, coupled with the effective management of scarce resources, can accelerate sustainable economic outcomes. Government procurement is an important dimension of international trade. The procurement market often makes up 10 to 15 per cent of the GDP […]
As the global economy slowly regains ground following the worldwide recession, entrepreneurship is increasingly recognized as the broad-based driver of economic growth and societal well-being. Both high impact and small-scale entrepreneurs are garnering the increased attention of educators, policymakers and practitioners. The spotlight on these entrepreneurs has revealed that much more can be done throughout […]
In the past 50 years women’s legal status has improved all over the world. But many laws still make it dicult for women to fully participate in economic lifewhether by getting jobs or starting busi- nesses. Discriminatory rules bar women from certain jobs, restrict access to capital for women-owned rms and limit women’s capacity to […]
Gender responsive investments roundtable | Raising the Potential for gender equitable access to finance
A Roundtable addressing ‘gender-Responsive investments: Raising the Potential for gender equitable access to finance’ was convened by the commonwealth secretariat’s gender section, social transformation Programmes division, in london, 27-28 June, 2012.
This report presents the most comprehensive review of the progress of women in leadership positions across the Commonwealth, drawing on evidence from published reports and transcripts from recent events organised by the Commonwealth Business Council and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Representing countries that stretch across a varied economic, social, political and cultural domains, this report examines […]
It is a great joy to be with you, here, in Dhaka – the commercial heart of Bangladesh and one of the fastest growing cities in the world – and a great honour to be addressing such a distinguished audience at the opening plenary of this Tenth Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting.
Ministers Reference Book for the 10th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting Dhaka, Bangladesh 17–19 June 2013 Foreword from the Commonwealth Secretary-General Equal access to resources and opportunities for girls and for women – especially in education, health, employment, justice, and delivery of public services – must be achieved if we are to make progress towards […]