18 May 2018

Report: Private sector involvement in development: What impact on gender norms?

Author: Rebecca Calder
Published by: ALIGN
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The private sector is becoming an increasingly important development actor. This ALIGN report, by Rebecca Calder, explores some of the ways in which the private sector is engaging with discriminatory gender norms and their impacts. It examines private sector motivations for engaging with gender norms, efforts to integrate women and girls into supply chains, and their outcomes, and gender lens investing as a means to support norm change activities. It also examines some private sector innovations that are being adopted in social change activity.

The report draws on a range of examples to illustrate how different private sector actors are attempting to achieve better development outcomes for women and girls.

For more content on gender norms and the private sector visit our thematic guide