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Country Overview: Guatemala

#21

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

#117

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

50,5%

Female population(World Bank, 2023)

37.84%

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

79%
Population in the informal sector
41%
Female vulnerable employment (% of female employment) (World Bank, 2023)
4,77%
Female unemployment (World Bank, 2023)
99%
MSME Participation in the Economy (World Bank, 2020)
18,4%
Firms with female majority ownership (WEF, 2021)
USD 1.160M
Women-owned MSMEs finance gap (IFC, 2017)
18.5%
Firms with female top managers (WEF, 2023)
42,01%
Women who own a bank account or have a digital financial provider (World Bank, 2021)
19,48%
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 coherence and homogeneity in measurement frameworks

Difficulties integrating gender indicators
with the broader strategic
vision of the institution

Diverse women are not represented in leadership

Main financial access barriers

High costs

Time-consuming processes

Excessive requirements

Lack of information

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