Gender Dimensions of Investment Climate Reform
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Gender Dimensions of Investment Climate Reform

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The economic empowerment of women is increasingly seen as one of the most important forces behind economic growth and the fight against poverty. Indeed, women's economic participation in an economy as entrepreneurs, employees, and leaders is recognized as a measure of a country's dynamism and viability.
'Gender Dimensions of Investment Climate Reform' provides fresh solutions to common issues that women entrepreneurs face. It presents actionable, replicable, and scalable tools for promoting gender-sensitive investment climate reforms that would benefit both women and men. The book enables development practitioners and policy makers who are not gender specialists to diagnose gender issues in an investment climate; design creative and practical solutions and recommendations for addressing gender constraints; and monitor and evaluate the implementation of those recommendations.

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EAN13 9780821380987
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Gender
Dimensions
of Investment
Climate Reform
A GUIDE FOR POLICY MAKERS
AND PRACTITIONERS
SEVI SIMAVI
CLARE MANUEL
MARK BLACKDENGender Dimensions
of Investment
Climate ReformGender Dimensions
of Investment
Climate Reform
A Guide for Policy Makers
and Practitioners© 2010 The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
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ISBN: 978-0-8213-8095-6
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DOI: 10.1596/978-0-8213-8095-6
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Simavi, Sevi.
Gender dimensions of investment climate reform : a guide for policy makers and practitioners /
[by Sevi Simavi, Clare Manuel and Mark Blackden].
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-0-8213-8095-6 — ISBN 978-0-8213-8098-7 (electronic)
1. Investments, Foreign—Moral and ethical aspects—Developing countries. 2. Women-owned
business enterprises—Developing countries. 3. Sex discrimination against women—Developing
countries. 4. Sex discrimination in employment—Developing countries. I. Manuel, Clare, 1962- II.
Blackden, C. Mark, 1954- III. Title.
HG5993.S56 2009
332.67'3082091724—dc22
2009032587Contents
Foreword ................................................................................................................xiii
Acknowledgments .................................................................................................xv
About the Authors ................................................................................................xvii
Abbreviations.........................................................................................................xix
Introduction and Economic Rationale..................................................................1
Purpose and Structure of the Guide ..........................................1
Why Gender Matters in Investment Climate Reform ..............3
1 Unequal Distribution of Women’s Economic Activities.......3
2 What Gender Disparity Means for Policy Makers...............5
3 Gender-Specific Challenges and Responses in
Investment Climate Work .........................................................7
Notes..............................................................................................10
Core Module Gender-Informed Baseline for Diagnostics,
Solution Design, Implementation, and Monitoring
and Evaluation ............................................................................13
Summary .......................................................................................13
Step 1 Core Diagnostics ...........................................................15
Step 2 Solution Design ..............................................................32
Step 3 Implementation and M&E ............................................36
vContents
Annex A International Treaties and Commitments ...............43
Annex B Core Module Baseline Indicators
and Principal Data Sources......................................45
Annex C Checklist of Key Issues..............................................48
Notes..............................................................................................52
Module 1 Public-Private Dialogue.............................................................53
Summary .......................................................................................53
Introduction ..................................................................................55
What Is PPD and Why Does Gender Matter? ........................56
Step 1 Diagnostic........................................................................59
Step 2 Solution Design...............................................................65
Step 3 Implementation and M&E .............................................73
Annex A PPD Evaluation Wheel...............................................76
Notes..............................................................................................79
Module 2 Business Entry and Operations: Registration,
Licensing, and Permits ............................................................. 81
Summary .......................................................................................81
Why Gender Matters...................................................................83
Step 1 Diagnostics......................................................................85
Step 2 Solution Design...............................................................91
Step 3 Implementation and M&E .............................................95
Annex A Sample Questionnaire for Business
Owners .........................................................................99
Annex B Business Licensing Reform: Application
of Standard Cost Model and Compliance
Cost Tool.....................................................................102
Annex C Legal Checklist..........................................................107
Notes............................................................................................109
viContents
Module 3 Business Taxation .....................................................................111
Summary .....................................................................................111
Why Gender Matters.................................................................113
Step 1 Diagnostics....................................................................115
Step 2 Solution Design.............................................................119
Step 3 Implementation and M&E ...........................................121
Annex A Tax Policy Checklist .................................................124
Annex B Sample Questionnaire for
Business Owners......................................................125
Notes............................................................................................127
Module 4 Trade Logistics ..........................................................................129
Summary .....................................................................................129
Why Gender Matters ...............................................................131
Step 1 Diagnostics....................................................................133
Step 2 Solution Design.............................................................137
Step 3 Implementation and M&E ...........................................139
Annex A Sample Questionnaire for Business Owners ......141
Notes............................................................................................143
Module 5 Secured Lending........................................................................145
Summary .....................................................................................145
Why Gender Matters.................................................................147
Step 1 Diagnostics....................................................................150
Step 2 Solution Design.............................................................154
Step 3 Implementation and M&E ...........................................157
Annex A Checklist of Questions for Commercial Bank
and Lending Institution Owners.............................159
Annex B Sample Questionnaire for Business Owners ......160
viiContents
Annex C Legal Checklist..........................................................161
Annex D Capacity Building Checklist....................................163
Notes............................................................................................164
Module 6 Alternative Dispute Resolution...............................................165
Summary .....................................................................................165
Why Gender Matters.................................................................167
Step 1 Diagnostics....................................................................169
Step 2 Solution Design.............................................................172
Step 3 Implementation and M&E ...........................................176
Annex A Sample Questionnaire for Business Owners ......178
Annex B Legal Checklist..........................................................180
Notes............................................................................................181
Module 7 Special Economic Zones .........................................................183
Summary .....................................................................................183
Why Gender Matters.................................................................185
Step 1 Diagnostics....................................................................189
Step 2 Solution Design.............................................................191
Step 3 Implementation and M&E ...........................................195
Annex A Legal and Policy Checklist......................................197
Annex B Sample Questionnaire for Employees...................199
Annex C Institutional Gender Equality Checklist.................200
Notes............................................................................................201
Module 8 Foreign Investment Policy and Promotion ...........................203
Summary .....................................................................................203
Why Gender Matters.................................................................205
Step 1 Diagnostics....................................................................208
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