Empowering the other half: women and private sector growth in the Pacific

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Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Women in the Pacific, as in other less-developed regions, face challenges to realizing their economic potential and these are compounded by a series of systemic, legal and institutional barriers. Taken together, these challenges can severely limit women's participation in the formal economy and exclude them from entrepreneurial activity. The Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) is a regional technical assistance facility co-financed by the Government of Australia, the Government of New Zealand, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Since 2006, PSDI has been working with...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Industry; Equity; Participation; Employment

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Business; Private sector; Self employment; Discrimination; Affirmative action; Barrier

Geographic subjects: Oceania

Published: Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2016

Physical description: 20 p.

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Resource type: Report

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Call number: TD/TNC 123.912

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