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Country Overview: Colombia

#9

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

#42

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

57%

Female population (World Bank, 2023)

51.78%

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

63,2%
Population in the informal sector
46%
Female vulnerable employment (% of female employment) (World Bank, 2023)
13,7%
Female unemployment (WEF, 2023)
99%
MSME Participation in the Economy. (World Bank, 2020)
17,3%
Firms with female majority ownership. (WEF, 2023)
13.50% (Female)
Boards of listed companies,% board members: vs. 86.50% (Male) (WEF, 2021)
USD 5.418M
Women-owned MSMEs Financial Gap. (IFC, 2017)
18,9%
Firms with female top managers. (WEF, 2023)
56,2%
Women who own a bank account or have a digital financial provider. (World Bank, 2021)
5,02%
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 internal capacity to develop gender frameworks for investments and projects

Difficulties to connect the gender vision with the institution's strategic vision

Lack of gender disaggregated data and ordering in its categorization

Lack of time, knowledge and/or other internal or staff limitations

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