The Resource Economic opportunities for women in the East Asia and Pacific Region, Amanda Ellis, Daniel Kirkwood, and Dhruv Malhotra

Economic opportunities for women in the East Asia and Pacific Region, Amanda Ellis, Daniel Kirkwood, and Dhruv Malhotra

Label
Economic opportunities for women in the East Asia and Pacific Region
Title
Economic opportunities for women in the East Asia and Pacific Region
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Ellis, Daniel Kirkwood, and Dhruv Malhotra
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Asia-Pacific region has been growing fast in recent years, but to lay the foundagtion for post-recession growth and to be as successful as possible, it will be crucial for the region to unleash women's economic potential. I hope that in highlighting the many challenges women face, this publication can contribute to this goal."--Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues --Book Jacket
  • A more level economic playing field can unlock hidden growth potential. Bringing about greater economic equality will be a long-term process and will require changes in institutions and established ways of operating and doing business. It will also require changes in the subtle, cultural contexts in which women-led businesses operate
  • Researchers often find scant data on such barriers for women--including limited access to assets, business regulatory and goverance issues, and obstructed avenues for expanding businesses and trading with larger markets. Economic Oppprtunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region brings together the data for the first time and conducts a systematic analysis. The authors present recommendations and highlight entry points for policy changes that have the potential to engender private sector development by increasing economic opportunities for women in the region. The authors identify a hierarchy of constraints and suggest areas for reform that may be tailored to the needs of different countries
  • The East Asia and Pacific region as a whole has made substantial progress in improving economic opportunities for women, but significant intraregional differences and important challenges remian, Aspiring entrepreneurs continue to face regulatory, institutional, and cultural barriers to starting and operating businesses. These barriers, which harm the economic prospects of individual women, also ultimately impede poverty reduction and economic growth in the region's countries as a whole. Increasing participation in quantitative terms is not enough. Genuine equality requires that women enjoy the same opportunities as men--including opportunities to take entrepreneurial risks and be their own bosses
  • This book will interest policy makers, donors, nongovernmental organizations, and researchers who want to further examine the constraints holding back female entrepreneurs in East Asia and the Pacific
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
331.483091724
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6072.6.P15
LC item number
E44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Directions in development. Private sector development
Label
Economic opportunities for women in the East Asia and Pacific Region, Amanda Ellis, Daniel Kirkwood, and Dhruv Malhotra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn659579860
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 103 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821383087
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b2540118x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)659579860
  • pebcs0821383000

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