A growing evidence base shows the positive financial, social and environmental benefits that flow from empowering women.

While some progress has been made, addressing gender barriers requires governments and businesses to share insights and work together to ensure their policies are aligned and effective, argues Sweef Capital Director Rowena Reyes. Jane Sloane, Senior Director for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality at The Asia Foundation, says even in the Asia-Pacific, a general laggard on key gender metrics, promising policies and initiatives are emerging that reflect local contexts as well as bigger themes around economic empowerment and women’s security and wellbeing.

Read more in this article about the different ways the gender gap is being tackled, part of the Sweef Capital Gender ROITM Insight Series.