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Women's Economic Empowerment
Webinar: Trends in Care Economy Policies in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries
Summary The Care Economy — including childcare, eldercare and domestic work — is vital to society, yet it remains invisible, undervalued, and unevenly distributed. The disproportionate share of care and domestic work that falls on women and girls, especially when it is unpaid, is a key barrier to their participation in the workforce and negatively […]
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Youth's Economic Empowerment
WEBINAR: Business Environment Reforms for Youth Employment in the ACP Region
Across the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) regions, the growing youth population presents a valuable asset that policymakers and governments have yet to fully utilise. Countries that act swiftly to capitalise on this demographic transition have a significant opportunity for economic transformation. To unlock this potential, we must move beyond traditional approaches to addressing youth […]
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Public Private Dialogue
WEBINAR: My Voice – My Future: Promoting Youth Participation in Public-Private Dialogue to foster Business Environment Reform for Youth Economic Empowerment
Summary Many African, Caribbean and Pacific countries have prioritised enhancing youth engagement in public-private dialogues (PPDs) to drive economic development and combat youth unemployment. Despite this, young people often find themselves marginalised from participation in PPDs aimed at improving the business environment for youth economic empowerment.​   Date: 19 February 2024 Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM CET / […]
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Youth's Economic Empowerment
Business Environment Reform for Supporting Young Entrepreneurs: Opportunities for the ACP Region
Many countries in the ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) region have made supporting young entrepreneurs a top priority for economic development and youth employment. Despite this, young entrepreneurs face challenging business conditions and complicated policy and regulatory contexts in launching and running their businesses. This webinar hosted by the ICR Facility provided an opportunity for […]
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Public Private Dialogue
The Role of Investment Promotion Agencies in Public-Private Dialogue in ACP Countries
Through Public-Private Dialogue, Investment Promotion Agencies contribute to economic policy making and reform, whether through formal and structured processes or informally through their day-to-day activities and contacts with investors. In a previous series of peer-to-peer workshops, IPAs from 8 countries in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region had the opportunity to exchange knowledge, share […]
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Access to Finance
Trends in Gender Finance in DFIs in African Region
Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) have a key role to play in promoting gender responsive finance and women’s economic empowerment (WEE). While the initiatives of multilateral banks are well-documented and communicated via events and publications, visibility of the efforts of national and sub-regional DFIs on this topic is low. Gender finance is not commonly highlighted on their websites […]
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Business Regulation and Policy
Commercial Dispute Resolution through Arbitration
Investments in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries have grown at a steady pace over several years, some of which have triggered disputes that require inclusive and effective resolution services in an increasingly challenging business environment. Arbitrage is one such a commercial dispute resolution method. Features like lower costs, quicker process times, and less formal […]
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Green Economy
Using Domestic Financial and Fiscal Policy to Mobilise Private Adaptation Finance in ACP Countries
The countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region are some of the most vulnerable to climate change. Scaling up finance for climate adaptation is critical, particularly across the diversity of private actors from households, through micro-small medium enterprises (MSMEs) to corporations, financial institutions and investors; all of which are influenced by public policy […]
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Women's Economic Empowerment
Promoting Equal Opportunities for Women in the Labour Market through Business Environment Reforms
Date 30.09.2021 Women are more likely to be unemployed, be economically inactive, work in the informal sector, and to have temporary or more precarious employment than men. A mix of social norms, time scarcity – in particular due to unpaid care activities – or the lack of quality and affordable care, discrimination, lack of mobility, […]
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Resilience and Recovery
Improving the investment climate through gender sensitive reforms in times of COVID 19
The COVID-19 crisis has taken a greater toll on women in the productive and labour force. Industries with strong women participation have been impacted more than others, creating significant disruptions, and loss of income and jobs. In other cases, when women are able to work remotely, their productivity is negatively affected and domestic violence is […]
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Women's Economic Empowerment
Supporting Women-Owned Businesses through Business Environment Reforms
  Investing in women is not only a moral imperative – it is good business. Business creation and business revenue growth are crucial engines of economic growth and job creation. Advancing gender equality can add $13 trillion to global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2030. However, women are less likely than men to own formal […]
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Small and Medium Enterprises and Start-Ups
How can SME Resilience and Adaptivity be Strengthened through Business Continuity Management in light of Covid-19?
How can Employer Business Membership Organizations (EBMOs) in ACP countries adjust their service offer in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic? The online live event assesses how Business Continuity Training can help SMEs preparing for and recovering from crisis situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes activities for preserving the business operations but at […]
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