Posted by Kirsten Newitt

Mapping gender risks and opportunities for investors in Africa and South Asia

This briefing note maps key gender-related risks in CDC investments under the International Finance Corporation  (IFC) Performance Standards, with a focus on CDC’s priority geographies (South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa) and investment sectors (financial services, infrastructure, manufacturing, food and agriculture, construction and real estate, healthcare and education.) This document aims to highlight the most important risks to women and girls and provides a practical tool to help specialists prioritise risk issues during due diligence. It is not intended as an exhaustive mapping of gender-related issues or risks.