Women's Entrepreneurship

In many countries, women face financial and cultural barriers that constrain their ability to launch and grow competitive businesses. infoDev supports research and initiatives to boost the success of women entrepreneurs in developing economies, including training programs for Caribbean women entrepreneurs and innovation hubs for women and girls in technology.

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This report seeks to redress the current paucity of information on growth-oriented women entre­preneurs in the Caribbean region by drawing on various data sources to estimate their numbers and sectoral focus. At the same time, it develops an understanding of the main issues facing women in...

With funding from the government of Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs (FORMIN), infoDev, a global program under the World Bank Group’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice launched the Mekong Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (MWEC) to facilitate the expansion of women-owned businesses...

Three out of every four poor people in developing countries live in rural areas, and most of them depend directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. In many parts of the world, women are the main farmers or producers, but their roles remain largely unrecognized. The 2008 World...

Women, Business and the Law, a publication of the World Bank Group, presents indicators based on laws and regulations affecting women’s prospects as entrepreneurs and employees. It is hoped this resource will inform research and policy discussions on how to improve women’s economic...

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