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Country Overview: Brazil

#14

Gender Gap Index ranking (LATAM) (WEF, 2023)

#57

Gender Gap Index ranking (Global) (WEF, 2023)

50.9%

Female population (World Bank, 2023)

52.37%

Labor force participation rate (female): (WEF, 2023)

39.20%
Population in the informal sector (WEF, 2023)
26%
Female vulnerable employment (% of female employment) (World Bank, 2023)
11.8%
Female unemployment (CEPAL, 2023)
98%
MSME Participation in the Economy (OECD, 2020)
50.20%
Firms with female majority ownership (WEF, 2021)
USD $482,742,085985
MSMEs finance gap (IFC, 2017)
11.90%
Boards of listed companies,% female board members vs. 88.10 (Male) (WEF, 2021)
19.40%
Firms with female top managers (WEF, 2021)
80.9%
Women who own a bank account or have a digital financial provider (World Bank, 2021)
11,61%
Time spent on unpaid domestic and care work, female (% of day) (World Bank, 2023)

Possible challenges in gender mainstreaming and gender lens investing

Lack of consistency in measurement frameworks

Difficulty to mobilize/engage other donors and investors to prioritize investment with a gender lens

Difficulty in finding companies that meet investment criteria with a gender lens to invest

Difficulty in obtaining competitive returns

Other challenges currently faced:

Lack of disaggregated data about the access to finance and specific issues that increase the gender gap and limit opportunities for economic progress and development

Product design is not based on data about the market, impact data is nonexistent

Diverse women are not represented in leadership

Problems and potential opportunities are unproven

Cultural and historic bias prevents the visibility of women's needs

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