Economic Empowerment of Women
We work to remove the barriers that limit women’s participation in Pacific economies.
Economies grow faster with women’s full participation. However, discriminatory laws, social norms, and customary practices, as well as low control over assets, low levels of support and a lack of awareness about how to start a business are limiting the ability of Pacific women to engage in business activities to the same extent as men.
Economic Empowerment of Women at a glance
Women and Business
More women on SOE boards
Leadership potential realized
Government, business, and civil society representatives in the Republic of the Marshall Islands have convened to discuss the findings of PSDI's Leadership Matters study on women in Pacific business leadership.
PSDI’s ground-breaking Leadership Matters study on women in Pacific business leadership has been discussed in a PNG roundtable event involving Dame Meg Taylor.
THE FIJI SUN: Tourism Fiji has announced it is working with PSDI to understand the crucial role women play in Fiji’s tourism industry.
Women are increasingly holding senior leadership and decision-making roles in the Pacific business community, PSDI Economic Empowerment of Women Expert Sarah Boxall writes in DevPolicy Blog.