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Closing the Dream Gap: the Key to an Inclusive & Equitable Education

Girls and boys begin to classify jobs according to gender at the age of six. At the age of 12, about 50% of girls aspire only to stereotypically feminine roles – this is the “dream gap.”

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How Can the Private Sector Contribute to Gender Issues in Bolivia?

The private sector can help strengthen the recent progress of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on gender issues, as well as complementing the government's efforts for post-pandemic economic recovery and the role of women both in labor participation and through the enterprises they lead.

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An Innovative Digital Training Strategy for Women Microentrepreneurs in Guatemala

CMI Alimentos' Allies presents an excellent example of how IDB Invest can support our clients in forming more inclusive value chains, turning the challenges brought about by COVID-19 into opportunities.

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No Data, No Technology: Removing Obstacles from MSMEs' Path to Growth

The growing effort of multinational companies to improve the resilience of their supply chains in the current context has large corporations seeking to outsource from places closer to home, a phenomenon known as “nearshoring.” Before this becomes commonplace, there are obstacles that must be overcome.

Why are diversity and inclusion good for business?
Why are diversity and inclusion good for business?

On Tuesday May 21st we celebrated the World Day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development. Let’s pause and think for a moment why everyday more businesses are incorporating and discussing these concepts.

Can banks serve the Women’s Market without sidelining men?
Can banks serve the Women’s Market without sidelining men?

If a bank makes targeted efforts to better serve women customers, does this necessarily mean men are shortchanged? Global experts at the recent Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA) All-Stars Academy in the Dominican Republic agreed with a resounding “no”.