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    • Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Organic Agriculture: Empowering Poor Women to Build the Future 

      Setboonsarng, Sununtar; Gregorio, Elsbeth E. (2017-11-01)
      The paper outlines the positive contributions of organic agriculture in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It draws upon empirical evidence from a series of studies financed by the Asian Development Bank ...
    • Asian Development Outlook 2015 Update: Enabling Women, Energizing Asia 

      Asian Development Bank (2015-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Over the past several decades, rapid growth has transformed the region into a “New Asia” that is more prosperous, urban, and globalized than ever before. Yet much work remains to ensure that the benefits of growth ...
    • Female Labor Force Participation in Asia: Key Trends, Constraints, and Opportunities 

      Tanaka, Sakiko; Muzones, Maricor (2016-10-01)
      Key Messages In Asia, female labor force participation ranges from 16% in Afghanistan to 83% in Nepal, while male labor force participation ranges from 52% in Timor-Leste to 89% in Nepal. Women’s participation in the labor ...
    • Global Employment Trends for Women - March 2008 

      International Labour Office (2008-03-01)
      [Excerpt] In 2007, 1.2 billion women around the world worked, almost 200 million or 18.4 per cent more than ten years ago. But, the number of unemployed women also grew from 70.2 to 81.6 million over the same period and ...
    • Global Employment Trends for Women 2004 

      International Labour Office (2004-03-01)
      [Excerpt] More women work today than ever before. In 2003, 1.1 billion of the world's 2.8 billion workers, or 40 per cent, were women, representing a worldwide increase of nearly 200 million women in employment in the past ...
    • Global Employment Trends for Women: Brief, March 2007 

      International Labour Office (2007-03-01)
      [Excerpt] During the 1980s and 1990s women’s participation in labour markets worldwide grew substantially. This gave rise to expectations that increased opportunities and economic autonomy for women would bring greater ...
    • Global Employment Trends for Women: Brief, March 2008 

      International Labour Office (2008-03-01)
      [Excerpt] Access to labour markets and to decent and productive employment is crucial in the process of creating greater equality between men and women. The analysis of the latest data in GET Women 2008 shows that in 2007, ...
    • How Women Have Fared with the Rise of the People's Republic of China in Global Supply Chain Trade 

      Wang, Limin; Kanji, Shireen; Jha, Shikha; Meurs, Mieke E. (2017-07-01)
      Global supply chain (GSC) trade has been a driving force underlying economic transformation, urbanization, and social change in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Female migrants account for a large share of the labor ...
    • International Perspectives on Women and Work in Hotels, Catering and Tourism 

      Baum, Thomas (2013-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Hotels, catering and tourism (HCT) is a large and fast-growing service sector, with an average female participation of 55.5 per cent at global level and up to 70 per cent at regional level. They are employed in ...
    • Maternity Leave Provisions in the EU Member States: Duration and Allowances 

      Eurofound (2015-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality of the European Parliament (FEMM) asked Eurofound to conduct a study on national regulations regarding maternity leave against the background of the possible ...
    • Paving the Road to Better Income Options: Case Study on Promoting Women’s Livelihood and Employment Opportunities in Viet Nam 

      Asian Development Bank (2015-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Infrastructure projects and road networks have he potential to catalyze socioeconomic change. hey yield economic prospects for neighboring communities, enhance higher-value agricultural and industrial investment, ...
    • Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment in Cambodia 

      Asian Development Bank (2015-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Four emerging trends are of particular concern in promoting women’s economic empowerment in Cambodia: (i) the predominantly young population and the growing number of labor force entrants, which pose a challenge ...
    • Trade and Women 

      Shepherd, Ben; Stone, Susan (2017-01-01)
      This paper outlines the various channels through which women are part of the global trading economy. It focuses on women as consumers, workers, business owners, and informal cross-border traders. Trade theory offers rich ...
    • Women at Work 

      Asian Development Bank (2016-10-01)
      Key Messages Growth of the ready-made garment industry has provided the first mass formal employment for women in Bangladesh, and growth in the sector is expected to continue providing opportunities. With economic ...
    • Women in the Workforce: An Unmet Potential in Asia and the Pacific 

      Asian Development Bank (2015-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Enormous advances have been made in closing the education and health gap between females and males in Asia and the Pacific. Nonetheless, the average labor force participation rate of women around the globe has ...